Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Churchill, Manitoba Polar Bears

Here are the photographers

These are buggies they ride in to go out and see the bears

bears come right up to check things out

It is called hibernation after all. 

There were a bunch of bear butt pictures! (no cropping needed here) I guess those bears don't stand still much.  They made me laugh, so I had to share. 

The white box on the back of the bus is a deck with a wire grate the visitors can walk out on during the tour.  The young bears come up to check it out. 

There was a crew making an Imax film this season.  They had their own buggy.  This picture gives you an idea of how many bears hang around this time of year. 

Excuse me, Mr. Imax.  May I be in your film? 

So here's the rig you need to RV out with the bears in Churchill.  This is a place where people can stay for several days.  They come out to pump the tanks and deliver propane almost every day.  Kind of a portable Hotel.

The water from showers is allowed to drain right on to the ground.  I guess the smells attract attention from the bears. 

Susan wants to make sure everyone is aware.  A telephoto lens was not used for the pictures.  The bears are REALLY this close. 

Come ON Hudson Bay..  Freeze Already!!  I'm Hungry! 

There were SO many Great pictures, it was hard choose only a few.  I think I picked a good sample.  Let me know what you think.  Going through these pics was fun.  Susan and Charles say it was most definitely the trip of a lifetime. 


heyduke50 said...

having been to the south pole and viewing all the penguins i have a wandering to go to the north to see the polar bears... some day as we are dreamers too..

Diana said...

Wow! What an amazing adventure! Something I've always wanted to do. Fantastic shots.

Debbie Goode said...

Oh....I especially love the close up of the face....what a look....thanks for sharing!