The Polar Bear Safari 2012: Day 3

We woke up to beautiful clear skies, and it seems the good weather brought the bears out!  We spent a solid four hours in the company of the great bears, which filled the memory cards in all the cameras.  A red fox made a brief appearance, and a small flock of the elusive ptarmigans showed themselves after being flushed by one of the bears.

Major sightings of the day:

  • Five different polar bears.  The real magic was spending four hours of the day with the bears close by.
  • Red fox
  • Ptarmigans

The Polar Bear Safari 2012: Day 2

Setting out in a light snowfall, we had another great day, which included 4 new bear sightings; one of the bears spent a good hour standing over a seal’s breathing hole waiting for his meal to pop out of the ice – hats off to his patience.  We also spent some time checking out a wrecked ship, that now stands completely iced in, and made for some interesting images.  The Northern lights were out again in full force, and we took a short trip out of town to maximise the photo opportunities – well worth it!

Major sightings of the day:

  • Four different polar bears
  • An amazing two hour northern lights display