It’s finally here–one of our favorite holidays of the year–International Polar Bear Day!  To celebrate this year, we thought we’d share some of our favorite polar bear photos from our new Wildlife Photo of the Day website. Most of them were taken during our Churchill polar bear tours!

Have a great polar bear photo from your trip to Churchill?  Submit it here for the chance to win your own spot on Wildlife Photo of the Day!  Without further ado, here are some of our favorite polar bear picks.  Click on each image to see the full story behind the shot.

Polar Bear Day | By Sean Beckett | February 27, 2015

Morning Glow | By Lori Ann Martin | January 14, 2015

Let It Snow | By Brad Josephs | December 25, 2014

Fang | By Colby Brokvist | November 12, 2014

Ready to Charge | By Richard Nickel | January 23, 2015

Sit Up Straight | By Eric Rock | November 26, 2014

Nosy Bear | By Brad Josephs | October 15, 2014

In honor of International Polar Bear Day on Feb 27, WWF-Canada has dedicated this week, Polar Bear Week, to raising awareness for WWF’s Arctic on-ground work to ensure that Arctic habitats are conserved for all ice-dependent species. If you want to help make a difference for polar bears, follow a few of these tips:

  • Consider symbolically adopting a polar bear! Your symbolic adoption supports WWF’s global efforts to protect and their habitats.
  • Reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by following any of these green tips. These include practical tips such as moving your thermostat down just 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees in summer.
  • Raise awareness for polar bears in a number of ways, check out WWF’s How to Help page for more ideas on how to make the biggest difference.

See the King of the Arctic in the wild on a Churchill polar bear trip with NHA and WWF.