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Friday, January 9, 2015
Pic of the Day: Bear!
The tiny town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada is known for the confluence of exotic wildlife which takes place at the town's virtual doorstep. During the summer you get beluga whales, summer polar bears and mosquitos -- while in the winter you get polar bears, arctic owls and arctic foxes. And lemmings, which essentially serve as food for the rest of them.
Some five years ago last October we ventured into the wilderness for a couple of days at the Tundra Buggy Lodge, a series of huge trailers pulled onto the tundra to serve as an arctic Inn and research center, thirty plus miles from Churchill adjacent to the Hudson Bay. On our first full day, for perhaps eight hours, we wandered around the terrain inside an immense mobile Tundra Buggy (think Humvee on massive amounts of steroids) watching some thirty bears as they plied their day -- with a momentary glimpse of an arctic owl, and a playful arctic fox that coveted around the Tundra Buggy's immense tires for a brief few moments.
As a special additional item to the Picture of the Day, here's a link to a short video of our first day out in the wilderness:
Polar Bear Adventure
If you would like more information, you may contact Frontiers North Adventures, I'm certain they'd be happy to give you the details.