Birdzilla Staff Mark and Becci Crowe Enjoy Time with the Polar Bears of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
Churchill is pretty far north and the nights are long and cold.
Winter nights are long but the sun does hang around.
A bonus is a chance to see the Northern Lights.
Now on to the Polar Bears!
Special vehicles are available for reaching the bears over snow-covered ground.
Becci taking a peak out the van.
Polar Bears arriving, mom with offspring.
They seem so friendly.
A friendly greeting?
Still on good terms?
Just playing, we think.
When the bears get too close to town and too nosey they sometimes escorted out of town.
A free helicopter ride.
Other animals are often see in the area.
Female Rock and Willow Ptarmigans are very similar in the winter, not sure which this one is.