Patrick Endres: Mother & cub Megan Koelemay: Dog sledding
Josef Friedhuber: Polar bears from helicopter
Bill Koronis: Polar bear den
Colin McNulty: Male polar Bear Mark Hickey: Helicopter
Eric Rock: Northern lights
Michael Poliza: Sparring polar bears
Alek Komarnitsky: Rover
Richard Barrett: Polar bear nose Brad Jospehs: Moose, tundra sunset Colby Brokvist: Red fox Moira Le Patourel: Polar bears
Join us on a soul-stirring journey through the realm of the polar bear as we follow the experiences of Nat Hab guests, Expedition Leaders and a WWF scientist on a trip to Churchill, Manitoba—the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Learn how the power of conservation travel can help protect a threatened species like polar bears for generations to come.
Close Encounters with Churchill’s Polar Bears – A Conservation Travel Experience
Remember when you were young? Did you play outside? Did you explore? Children have an amazing sense of wonder when they're immersed in nature. Most of us tend to lose it as adults. But when you meet the polar bears of Churchill, it comes flooding back. When you watch this short video, you’ll get a feel for the childlike wonder that a polar bear encounter in Churchill offers.
In November 2013, a CNN news crew joined a Nat Habpolar bear photography trip in Churchill. Watch as they encounter their first polar bear on the tundra from one of our giant Polar Rovers. You’ll also hear interviews with NHA Photography Expedition Leader Brad Josephs, who guides many of our polar bear photo tours.
In recent years, polar bears have faced significant challenges as climate change has started to melt their sea ice habitat. In this video, Nat Hab founder and president Ben Bressler discusses the beauty and plight of these majestic carnivores.
Polar Bear Capital of the World: Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Originally presented March 20, 2018
When polar bears congregate at the edge of Hudson Bay, there’s no better place on Earth to meet the King of the Arctic. Each fall, Nat Hab delivers an exclusive, unparalleled experience on the tundra.
Ultimate Immersion in the Polar Bear Kingdom
When polar bears congregate at the edge of Hudson Bay, there’s no better place on Earth to meet the King of the Arctic. Each fall, Nat Hab delivers an exclusive, unparalleled experience on the tundra. Our founder and president, Ben Bressler, has some thoughts to share about why these encounters have made polar bears his single favorite animal, and he’s teaming up with our seasoned scientist and Expedition Leader, Court Whelan, to take you on a virtual journey to Churchill, Manitoba. Ben and Court will update you about critical work that World Wildlife Fund is doing to protect bears and their fragile northern habitat, then swoop you into an experience at the Polar Bear Capital of the World—including our flagship Classic Polar Bear Adventure, the Churchill Arctic Family Adventure, wilderness nights among the bears in our Tundra Lodge, and the Ultimate Churchill immersion with a helicopter flight over the tundra and a visit to an unoccupied polar bear den. Join us for a wild polar bear adventure!
Originally presented March 21, 2017
When you’re seeking close encounters with the King of the Arctic, there’s no better place than the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Venture north to Churchill, Manitoba on this webinar with Nat Hab Expedition Leader Justin Gibson.
Close Encounters with the King of the Arctic
When you’re seeking close encounters with the King of the Arctic, there’s no better place than the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Venture north to Churchill, Manitoba on this webinar with Nat Hab Expedition Leader Justin Gibson, who explains why Churchill is the best place on Earth to see polar bears as they congregate on the edge of Hudson Bay each fall, waiting for the sea ice to form and the winter seal feast that awaits. Join Justin on a journey to the tundra as he presents Nat Hab's Classic Polar Bear Adventure, plus our new Churchill Arctic Family Adventure designed for inter-generational fun and enlightenment. Imagine the crisp air hitting your face as you head into the boreal forest pulled behind sled dogs. Feel what it’s like to sleep at our remote Tundra Lodge, situated in the heart of wild polar bear territory. Savor the excitement of our Ultimate Churchill adventure with a helicopter flight over the tundra and a visit to an unoccupied polar bear den. You'll learn about all of this and more on our virtual polar bear adventure — come along!