spotting polar bears from the air
Wow yesterday was the most incredible day in Churchill. We couldn't have wished for more perfect weather conditions for a helicopter ride and dog mushing experience. The sky was crystal clear and calm which meant we could fly out over the frozen bay and follow the polar bears on their hungry pilgrimage over the ice. Having had no expectations due to the last day's absent bears, I was thoroughly flabbergasted when polar bears started popping up all over the place!
Just a few kilometres further out than where we were driving in the polar rovers, the bears had evidently only just left the area, and we could see them happily trotting along, surveying the newly provided frozen buffet table for unsuspecting seals.
We saw the mother and her rather large cub that obviously not quite ready to leave the nest and deal with the big wide cold world by himself!