17 polar bear photos that will inspire and amaze you

Posted November 05, 2018 | Author Breanne Sewards

With polar bear viewing opportunities in both fall and summer, it's no surprise that Churchill (known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World) has become a major tourism destination, where wildlife enthusiasts and photographers can view polar bears from huge tundra vehicles or even by foot.

Mother and cub polar bear standing up to look at the photographer
Jad Davenport

Follow along as we count down 20 of the best photos taken in this special region of the world...

One thing we've learned from watching polar bears: They love yoga!

No explanation needed.

The soft light really shows off their fur, don't you agree?

Meditation on the tundra.

Ramona and Steve captured this tender moment perfectly.

This photo confirms it: polar bears are the most photogenic animal.

11. Michelle Valberg: Curiousity

A classic Tundra Buggy view on an excursion with Frontiers North!

We wouldn't want to cross this bear at the dinner table.

This photo shows off the landscape of Churchill so well, you feel like you're actually there.

When it comes to iconic backdrops in Churchill, it doesn't get much better than the abandoned MV Ithaca.

After all, polar bears ARE known for being a bit goofy.

While local guide Alex de Vries has an abundance of amazing shots on his feed, we can't help but LOVE this shot of a polar bear who has clearly had a successful winter hunt.

It's not always easy to photograph polar bears from the freezing waters of the bay, but Jay and Deb pulled it off exquisitely.

As one of the most liked polar bear shots on the Travel Manitoba instagram, this photo is all about being in the right spot at the right time!

Only a few photographers a year get the opportunity to capture the moments when a mother bear emerges from the den with her cubs, and Daisy Gilardini is one of them.

Sparring bears with a referee wolf? That's definitely not something you see every day (unless you're in Churchill, of course)

This rare and incredible photo by Dennis Fast is easily one of the most iconic polar bear shots taken during the summer months in Churchill.

About The Author

Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at bsewards@travelmanitoba.com.

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