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Churchill Wild 2019 Guest Photo Contest Winners

1st Place - Polar Bears - Churchill Wild 2019 Guest Photo Contest - Karen Fowlie - Fall Dual Lodge Safari - Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge and Seal River Heritage Lodge
1st Place – Polar Bears – Karen Fowlie – Fall Dual Lodge Safari – Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge and Seal River Heritage Lodge

The 2019 Churchill Wild Guest Photo Contest results are in! It was another fabulous contest full of beautiful submissions and, as always, it was very difficult to pick winners. There were just so many exceptional entries to choose from!

Winning photographers hailed from around the world and winning photographs came from all three of our ecolodges on the Hudson Bay coast on a variety of different polar bear safaris including the Polar Bear Photo Safari at Seal River, Polar Bear Photo Safari at Nanuk, Great Ice Bear Adventure, Den Emergence Quest, Fall Dual Lodge Safari, Summer Dual Lodge Safari, Hudson Bay Odyssey and Birds, Bears and Belugas.

1st Place - Landscapes - Churchill Wild 2019 Guest Photo Contest - Christoph Jansen - Den Emergence Quest - Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
1st Place – Landscapes – Christoph Jansen – Den Emergence Quest – Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all of our guests for your submissions. We loved your photos almost as much as we enjoyed having you as guests!

Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Polar Bears Karen Fowlie Marielena Smith Rob Julien
Other Wildlife Ruth Elwell-Steck Andy Steffan Scott Claffee
Landscapes Christoph Jansen Fabienne Jansen Peter Hartlove
Lodge Int/Ext Fabienne Jansen Steve Zalan Bernice Jacobs
People Ruth Elwell-Steck Michael Cargill Graham Powell
Amateur Lily Claffee Dalia Katzir Stacy Heilgeist

Normally we don’t allow guests to win in more than one category, but there were a couple instances where photographers were deserving of multiple awards. These are unprecedented times, so we made the unprecedented decision to waive that rule for this year’s contest. Click through the gallery below to view all the winning photos and honourable mentions!

Churchill Wild 2019 Guest Photo Contest Gallery


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4 comments:

  1. Congratulations to all the winners—there are some wonderful images here. I especially like the wide range of styles, everything from documentary to fine art. Congrats also to everyone who entered. I am always amazed how each of us see the world through our own unique styles. Beautiful work, keep it up! Cheers, Jad

    1. Thank you Jad! Those are certainly nice compliments coming from a professional photographer/author like yourself. We’re sure our our guest photographers will appreciate them! We 100% agree with you on the wide range of styles. It certainly is interesting to view the world through someone else’s eyes. Every year we get something unique and stylishly different, from documentary to fine art. You just never know what will find its way into your your lens while walking the wild tundra, but you already know that! Hope all is well with you!

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