We want to share your Churchill Wild photos with the world!
Churchill Wild guests, professional photographers, photo leaders and staff post a large number of photos to Instagram, both on their personal accounts and on the @churchillwildsafaris Instagram page. The album below includes a mixture of photos from all the aforementioned groups and from our own account. You can click on any of the photos in the album and they will open a new window to the photographer or author page.
We love to share photos from our polar bear lodges, especially from guests, so if you’ve taken some great shots with us and have posted them to Instagram, using the tags #churchillwild and #churchillwildsafaris could help you gain more exposure on Instagram through this album.
Also make sure to tag the individual lodge or lodges you were visiting, which include #sealriverheritagelodge, #nanukpolarbearlodge and #dymondlakeecolodge. We’ll be creating Instagram feeds for all three lodges, so if you’ve tagged them in your posts they should show up in their respective albums and hopefully help you gain a few more loyal fans!
We’ll swap out the photo at the top of this post on a regular basis and link it to a different guest, photographer, photo leader, guide or staffer. Have to spread the “Loves” and “Likes” around! Of course, we’re also hoping you’ll follow @churchillwildsafaris on Instagram too. 🙂
A huge thanks to all of our guests, professional photographers, photo leaders and staff for sharing your incredible photos with us! Enjoy!
Say 'hi' to Josh!
Josh Robson is part of our lodge maintenance team. He hauls water, makes fires, and fixes whatever's broken. "Run, Forest, Run!" is a quote that follows Josh, who always seems to run from one task to the next. He has a big heart for the wild, an endlessly cheerful outlook and does a mean moose impersonation, as seen here. 💯
And oh yeah, today's his BIRTHDAY!
#ourwildteam #lodgelife #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #ecolodges #wildlifelodges #staffphotofriday #birthdayboy...
Though polar bears are solitary animals, males will often engage in pair-bonding during the summer and fall while on land. They’ll spend a lot of time together, play fighting, napping and biding their time until hunting season. Nat Geo photographer Jad Davenport recalls observing a pair of bonded bears sparring one summer day at Seal River Heritage Lodge. When the larger of the two got a bit too aggressive, the smaller one wandered away, leaving his partner (this bear) alone. He hung around the lodge for a couple of days and when Jad and other lodge guests came across him again, he was excited to have some company once again. He became very playful, rolling around and tossing a willow branch up in the air with his feet. “It’s encounters like this,” Jad says, “that make you realize what incredible, sentient creatures polar bears are.”
Thanks to @faunographic for sharing a great interview with Jad on her Wild Lives podcast! 📷: @jaddavenport
#churchillwild #wildlifewednesday #polarbears #playfighting #friends #polarbeartours #summersafari #arcticsafari #churchillwildsafaris #wildlifeviewing #wildlifephotography #wildlifelodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeophotographer #podcast #hudsonbay #canada #exploremb...
It’s a beautiful (although extremely cold) morning here in Colorado, so I want to share a beautiful (but extremely cold) bear. Served three ways, and garnished with golden sunlight.
Thanks again to churchillwildsafaris for the trip of a lifetime, and polarbearsinternational for all their extraordinary conservation work. These bears are extremely tough - some of the most impressive survivalists on Earth, but their habitat is rapidly dwindling. Polar bears have become the poster-children of the climate crisis, and for good reason. Rising carbon emissions are warming our planet, and decreasing both the extent, duration, and thickness of polar sea ice. Polar bears cannot hunt without this ice, and without hunting they cannot survive. As we head into the 2020 election year I want to encourage everyone to PLEASE vote for candidates that support a healthy future for all life on this planet....
Been off the grid the past week with churchillwildsafaris and travelmanitoba. I couldn’t get over how goofy these Polar Bears were. Moments later the guy on the left belly flopped off the rock. #churchillwild #sealriverheritagelodge #exploremb #sponsored matadornetwork #travelstoke...
It’s just beyond beautiful there and it makes me smile the whole time with and without reason! That’s what I tell people when they ask me why I like the (sub) arctic so much. And from now on I will show them this picture as proof. Thank you jenninaturally of articaadventures for the 📸! #throwback #😊 #happyme #srhl2019 #churchillwild #canada...
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7-8 pm at The Garage, 3830 W. ...
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7-8 pm at The Garage, 3830 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, I’m giving a free slideshow on ‘The Art of Visual Storytelling.’ Everyone is welcome, it’s and child friendly. I’ll share how photojournalists seek to create stories rather than just take pretty pictures, and show work from assignments from around the world. If you can’t make it but just want some great coffee and European desserts in a laptop-free cafe (yay!), you can enjoy a gallery of my polar bear, wolf and Antarctic images at cafezuri All fine-art metal prints are for sale and prices range from $80 for 5x5” to $250 for 16x20.” This image in black-and-white is one of my favorites. On Tuesday I’ll share the funny story of my afternoon encounter with the large polar bear on the right. The talk is sponsored by highlandsumcdenver where everyone is always welcome. 🇨🇦📷
#natgeoimagecollection #natgeowild #coloradophotographer #denverphotographer #polarbear #polarbears #cafezuri #churchillwildsafaris #sealriverheritagelodge #highlandsumc #highlandsdenver #denverhighlands #visitdenverhighlands...
We're so thankful for these two, our founders, Mike and Jeanne Reimer. Their dedication is unsurpassed, their commitment to sustainable tourism is inspiring, their ideas are 🔥, and their hearts are big. They are the reason we can take you walking with polar bears and we admire them to the moon and back!
@georgetheexplorer: sunrise smooches 😘 this Mum and cub stuck around Seal River Heritage Lodge for a couple days, bedding down until the strong winds passed. On this beautiful morning, they got up, foraged a little, then sauntered off into the rising sun 🥰...
As if the days couldn’t get any better up at Seal River Lodge. After a morning walking amongst Polar Bears, we had this beautiful display at night for a few hours. The craziest thing happen right before this aurora moment. As our group was setting up our cameras and tripods in the pitch black in the compound, we were reminded by our churchillwildsafaris Guides to keep some distance between us and the fence as the Polar Bears may be roaming nearby. Just as he finished that sentence my camera photo preview lit up my jacket and reflected onto the Polar Bear that was 15 feet (3 metres) in front of me on the other side of the fence. My heart skipped a bit or two. Just imagine pulling that photo off accidentally with a beautiful aurora and a polar bear 😮 This was our after dinner activity during our weeks in late October. The lodge lighting was used to light up the nearby frosted common willows to add in a foreground element. #churchillwild #auroraborealis #auroras #northernlights #discoverchurchill #explorecanada #sharecangeo...
Finally got to play around with the new sonyalpha a7R iv and the 600mm f/4. I imagine none of you will be surprised to hear that they’re absolutely amazing and I want to keep them forever. #bealpha #alphacollective
Also, HUGE thanks to churchillwildsafaris for letting me come play around in the snow and lead a trip up here this year!...
When it’s -37c with 60km winds everything freezes! Currently up in Manitoba with the incredible churchillwildsafaris. More coming soon (when I get back to some decent internet!) #churchillwild #sealriverheritagelodge #exploremb...
Hello, @georgetheexplorer here! I’m currently photo leading at the incredible Seal River Heritage Lodge. It’s Day 1 and we’ve already been treated to two polar bears, Arctic foxes galore, red foxes, and so much more! For the next couple weeks I’ll be sharing daily updates from the lodges — for now, here’s a throwback to a special moment from last year!...
Possibly the prettiest polar bear portrait ever ...
Possibly the prettiest polar bear portrait ever taken. 😍
robertpostmaphotography captured this adorable face at Seal River Heritage Lodge in Northern Manitoba.
#lovecbcmb #cbcmanitoba #polarbears #churchillwild...
*CUTE ALERT* That face! Those ears! This curious little pine marten paid a visit to Seal River Heritage Lodge a few days ago and @chaseteron of @articastudios snapped this awesome pic. A for Adorable.
#churchillwild #arcticsafaris #pinemarten #cute #wildlifelodge #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #wildlifephotography #photoworkshops #exploremb #hudsonbay #canada...
Derek Kyostia is a man of polar passions, splitting his time between Antarctica and the Arctic for the last fifteen years. Since 2014, he's been a Churchill Wild guide during our fall season, bringing knowledge, endless energy and a one-of-a-kind sense of humour into the field. Glad to have you back this year, @polar.nemo!
#churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #staffphotofriday #wildlifeguide #safariguide #ecoguide #ourwildteam #polarbears...
Happy International Polar Bear Day! At Churchill ...
Happy International Polar Bear Day! At Churchill Wild, a National Geographic Unique Lodge situated in the remote Canadian Arctic, you can expect to see a curious polar bear lumber up to your window, or catch one snoozing in a magenta-colored field of fireweed as you explore on foot. This is their territory, the only home they know—but as temperatures in the Arctic continue to rise and sea ice melts at an alarming pace, these majestic creatures face an uncertain future. Photo by churchillwildsafaris #natgeolodge #churchillwild #internationalpolarbearday...
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