An Expert Photographer-Naturalist Leads This Immersive Journey into the Realm of the Polar Bear
"The trip was perfect in every way. We saw an exceptional amount of polar bears. We got to view the northern lights. The fellow travelers were considerate. Our guide Brad did an outstanding job. And our drivers Steven and Alex were also very very good. Liz from WWF also provided a lot of expertise and knowledge to enhance our adventure. There was absolutely nothing that I would change. One of the best trips that we've ever had! A perfect 10!"
"I enjoyed the incredible privilege of observing the polar bears from the rear deck while immersed in the weather and surrounded by the natural landscape. Our guide Brad made the trip a huge success for everyone. His care and attention to each of us throughout the trip demonstrated his sincere desire to ensure everyone had the adventure of a life time. Brad is knowledgeable about the area, wildlife, photography,local history and has a tremendous sense of humor. I will seek Brad out as my guide on future trips."
"I was amazed at how flexible Nat Hab staff were in organizing last minute activities. Nat Hab just does it right, there are no shortcuts--everything and anything is anticipated. Truly amazing! The Polar Bear viewing was fantastic, and having only 13 on the rover really allowed me to get the photos I wanted. This is really a photographer's dream. I was most impressed with Brad's concern and respect for the animals. He truly exemplified the WWF and Nat Hab culture. As a result, we all came away with a greater sense of respect and understanding."
"I enjoyed the incredible privilege of observing the polar bears from the rear deck while immersed in the weather and surrounded by the natural landscape. Brad made the trip a huge success for everyone. His care and attention to each of us throughout the trip demonstrated his sincere desire to ensure everyone had the adventure of a lifetime. Brad is knowledgeable about the area, wildlife, photography, local history, and has a tremendous sense of humor. I will seek Brad out as my guide on future trips. This trip truly was an adventure of a lifetime. Thank you!"
“Best trip my wife and I ever took and we do a lot of travelling, especially to view animals! Our guide was wonderful, and a great help with improving my picture taking of wildlife. He constantly looked to add to our experiences on the trip. We had fabulous bear viewing and saw more than expected.”
"I cannot say enough good about these two professional guides - about their knowledge and kindness and attention to every detail. It was such a pleasure meeting them and having them use their experiences to guide and entertain us! I will never forget them, and would enjoy another trip with either or both of them. On the trip, we traveled in a bubble. We had the best weather for photographing polar bears, in both sun and snow - and they were there and playful in abundance. This trip, and the photos I got while out there, truly exceeded any expectations. I will NEVER forget it. I would highly recommend this venture to anyone, and I will. I had the best experience EVER!!!”
“Sean did a great job of taking care of a group that was pretty diverse in terms of their level of photography expertise. For those who barely knew how to turn on their camera, he gave a lot of helpful info, and for those who knew more, he gave helpful hints specific to the conditions and opportunities to shoot. Seeing the polar bears and other wildlife was the highlight. The timing of our trip was perfect and what we saw exceeded what I dared to hope for. This trip was a trip of a lifetime for us, and something I've wanted to do for years. Financially, it's more than we typically pay to travel, but afterwards, my husband and I agreed it was absolutely worth it.”
"To start with, I am not a 'tour' person -- I generally prefer to research an area and travel on our own at our own speed. However, both my husband and I are already looking at what Nat Hab tours we want to go on next! I cannot say enough good things about Brad. He definitely kept us busy -- but to me that's what this type of tour is all about. This is not an inexpensive tour, so I always worry that I'm going to get comparable value for the amount we are spending -- Brad did that and more. My husband and I travel (a lot) to learn about new things and have interesting experiences -- Brad did that for us and more. Also, my primary reason for taking the photography tour was to learn more about photography and how to get interesting pictures in surroundings different from my usual wanderings -- and Brad did that and more. He was always trying to find new and interesting things for us to see and photograph, and he was always available to answer a question about how to take a picture in a new and interesting way. What I enjoyed most was the ability to see a part of the world I've never been to before in an interesting way. Comfort isn't the most important thing for me when I have a chance to learn new things and photograph such wonderful animals."
"What we enjoyed most was the viewing and photographing the polar bears. Of all the trips we have taken the logistics on this trip was among tops. The attention to details especially at the conclusion of the trip was spectacular."
“The best part of this trip was, of course, the bears. Just being that close to them and observing them in their habitat was a spiritual adventure. I have been and will continue to sing Nat Hab's praises. Your people do an incredible job at making us feel happy, comfortable and safe. We learned a great deal about polar bears and had fun doing it all."
"Brent was energetic and enthusiastic. His goal was to put us in the right position to get the photograph, which he accomplished admirably. He was a pleasure to talk to or listen to as he shared a wealth of information about the bears and the tundra. This was an excellent experience. I've been surrounded by lions in Kenya, and penguins in the Antarctic. Being surrounded by polar bears is the equal of those experiences."
"I can't say enough about Eric. Obviously he has done these trips many times, but he made us feel special as he shared so many items of interest about the area, animals and photography, His people skills are great and he has a remarkable storage of natural science data in his head that he shared with us. The smoothness of the experience was the most enjoyable aspect. The planning, execution and logistics went very well. And of course the BEARS were much enjoyed. Hard to think that we might not have seen bears but I can say that Eric would have made the trip enjoyable had they already left the area."
"Eric was a brilliant Leader. Knowledgeable, friendly, passionate about the place and his photography. He spent ages helping people, giving mini presentations and always on the lookout to give advice. Also very caring and always checking everyone was OK. Great sense of humor too. I appreciated the incredible professionalism and attention to detail all the way through the trip. We had previously been to Churchill with another company who was a huge disappointment!!"