Churchill, Manitoba, Polar bears
Churchill, Manitoba, is located on the remote, southwestern shores of Hudson Bay, only accessible, by train or plane. If you are like me, going to see the area's most famous seasonal residents, the polar bears, a Tundra Buggy tour is a unique way to get up close safely.
Tundra buggies are a great way to get up close and personal with the polar bears.
I loved having a Tundra buggy guide that catered to a group of photographers. Our guide was aware of the perspective and lighting that we were looking for.
When it was our turn to be investiagated for a possible meal, I was ready with my 70-200mm lens.
As he started getting closer to our tundra buggy, suddenly, my 70 to 200 mm lens was more than what I wanted.
We saw these two bears playing. I was able to get a very nice series of images with the two of them together for quite a while.
I really like how polar bears interact with each other showing their affection. With time and patience , you can capture some great compositions.
No matter how cuddly they may appear, looking at them, you can still see their mass and weight looking.
Play fighting can always give you some nice images. This was actually captured during what I will call a blizzard or snow storm. To them it was probably just blowing snow.
It was a bonus to see a red fox out hunting for a meal. I was able to capture decent images of it as well.
This was a nice image captured of the red fox, however the lighting was flat. Maybe one day I can capture a better image.
A mom and two cubs walking across the river. The young cubs kept stopping and playing . Eventually the mom just continued walking ahead.
A mom and her cub, hunkered down on a blistery day.