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Northern summer in Churchill

When we hear a reference to “the north” an image of windswept tundra blanketed by snow and ice immediately rises to mind.  That, or maybe Santa Claus.  Even in the high arctic though, summer does arrive; the land takes on a very different look than that which we imagine and attracts seasonal animals that travel great distances to get there.

This past August I witnessed the brief northern summer for the first time with my own eyes and, of course, …

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  • SusanNovember 12, 2016 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful series. I just got home from Churchill myself and now (in November) it’s hard to believe it’s the the same place you’ve pictured here. I want to go in the summer now too…ReplyCancel

  • Angie RickwaltJanuary 9, 2017 - 6:12 pm

    Lovely photos! I’m looking to go in August of this year. Can you suggest any guides to use?

    Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • DavidJanuary 10, 2017 - 2:57 pm

      Hello Angie! Thanks for the message.

      In summertime there are less guided options than in other seasons, but I’m happy to say that the two major expedition companies operating out of the town itself at this time of year are both very good. Check out Sea North Tours for getting out on the water or Frontiers North for accessing the tundra with a buggy. Private guided options are always available if you have the desire and means, but I would start with the group options to get a taste.

      Have a great trip!ReplyCancel

Aurora Borealis

Sometimes just north of Winnipeg we are lucky enough to see the northern lights (aurora borealis) dancing upon our night sky.  Unfortunately more often than not, there are a few practical issues that ruin the viewing of this rare, celestial event: it might be clouds rolling in at the last minute, a bright moon overpowering the lights, mosquitoes, or even just frigid cold.  I’ve been there.  And I’ve experienced them all.

This past Thursday evening however,…

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  • Anny ChenMarch 14, 2012 - 9:42 pm

    Wow, wow. I wish I hadn’t been so unmotivated…ReplyCancel

  • Tony DonovanMarch 15, 2012 - 3:55 pm

    Man….nobody ever tells me when the northern lights will kick in. Great pics.ReplyCancel

  • ClintMarch 19, 2012 - 10:15 pm

    WOW! This is a great set… love the last one with the contrast between the reeds and the Northern Lights! Great Job.

    Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • DavidApril 15, 2012 - 7:43 pm

    Thank you everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Annie QuiringJune 17, 2012 - 7:56 pm

    Wow you have a great eye.. So amazedReplyCancel

Wild Churchill

When traveling around the world, people always question you about your home country.  I have seen a lot of amazing things in Canada but it is a huge country and there is still so much for me to experience here.  So, when posed with these questions, it really got me thinking about how I should see more of Canada and shifted my travel focus nearer to home.

When the opportunity came up to hop on a plane and travel 1100 km north of Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada,…

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  • AnnyFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:04 pm

    These are amazing, David!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney JonesFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:22 pm

    Truly stunning photos! Love them! May want to buy a print or two! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • DavidApril 15, 2012 - 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the comments Anny and Courtney!

    Courtney: Let me know when you are looking for something to decorate your walls. I’m in the process of developing my archival process for mounting prints for a gallery. So far, I’m am VERY happy with the results I’ve been able to achieve (which is saying a lot as I am my own worst critic!).ReplyCancel

  • AdrienneFebruary 7, 2017 - 10:46 am

    These are stunning! Especially love the ones of the foxes 🙂ReplyCancel