The Polar Bear Safari 2015: Day 2

After a great start to the safari, we could not have expected the polar bears to have obliged us the way they did! We saw several polar bears throughout the day, with the 2 big males still sparring with each other at regular intervals. A couple of smaller females also made their way into the area of the lodge, and gave us some great opportunities until they got sight of the big males, and made a run for safety! Another big male polar bear came to see what the all the fuss was about, but he was in no mood to play, and let the 2 sparring males know it in no uncertain terms. The afternoon proved as productive as the morning, and the cameras got put to work! It was non-stop shooting fun, which continued after dark with the arrival of the northern lights! What an amazing day!

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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

The Polar Bear Safari 2012: Day 1

Amazing start to a great Safari!  The day started with a 60km/h+ wind storm which set the mood for the day’s images.  Five different polar bears were seen, two of which were active, even in the winds, and one chap who spent close to two hours walking around us – fantastic!  After dinner, an amazing Northern Lights display made for some awesome images.

Major sightings of the day:

  • Five different Polar Bears, the highlight being spending two hours with one male
  • Ptarmigan
  • Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights)