2022 Polar Bears and Northern Lights
Arctic Polar Bears and Northern Lights : SOLD OUT
Dates: October 11-October 17, 2022
Details: 8 Spots MAXIMUM
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Designed for avid photographers (from enthusiast to pro) to get gallery-worthy images of polar bears in the subarctic, as well as northern lights from our position on the dark tundra. You don’t have to be a photographer to join, but you must want to spend time in the field with wildlife.
Churchill, Manitoba has been called the Polar Bear Capital of the World, and with good reason. It is a special and fragile place, where polar bears fight to survive against climate change. On the barren tundra, these majestic bears gather in large numbers to wait until the ice freezes solid, so they can hunt again. Our lodge exists in the middle of polar bear habitat, allowing us a front row seat to watch the bears play, spar, nurse, forage, and sleep. During the day, we’ll take trips out on a tundra buggy to find more bears, as well as arctic and red fox, ptarmigan, gyrfalcon, snowshoe hare, and other wildlife. At night, free of the light pollution in the town of Churchill, we’ll watch the aurora forecast for activity and the weather for clear skies to try to capture the colorful dancing of the northern lights.
Need more? We begin the trip with a tour of the Inuit native town of Churchill, along with a stop at the polar bear jail, and enjoy some mushing with some seriously playful sled dogs.
Your photo instructor on the excursion, Michelle Theall, is an award-winning photographer whose work has been published around the globe and in the US in over thirty titles, including Alaska, Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer, Sierra, National Geographic.com, and others. Her stock work is handled by several agencies, including Getty, and several images have been purchased for private collections and galleries. She’s been teaching photography for 12 years and prides herself on helping clients capture “the moment,” the unique miracles that happen in the field that take a photo beyond a snapshot to something more sublime.
Space is limited.