Churchill Polar Rovers
Polar Rover "stuck in traffic" on the Tundra! ;-)
Polar Bear says hi to our driver Devin from two different camera angles
Our School Bus pulls up next to the Polar Rover for an easy transfer
Cynthia and Gary about to board the Polar Rover
Polar Bear Guides Rinie and Leah with smaller Polar Rover - mouseover images to see in action
Devin did a great job driving the 4 days we used the Polar Rover - super guy
Beautiful landscape through the front windows of the Polar Rover
Hudson Bay behind the Polar Rover
Lots of room in the Polar Rover - mouseover image to see closeup
And when Polar Bears are on the left side, everyone just slides over!
So it's very easy to stick your big camera lens out the side windows of the Polar Rover
Devin, Rinie, and Leah served up a darn good lunch
Even while eating lunch, we were seeing and photographing Polar Bears
Jan says the cookies were especially good - mouseover image to see her taken another!
There is a restroom on board as you can't "go" outside where the Polar Bears are
Mouseover image to see Rinie "demonstrate" how it is used! ;-)
Rinie was always on the lookout for Polar Bears
Other Polar Rovers out on the Churchill Tundra
Devin transfers some trash in the middle of the Tundra
Russel and Bonnie taking pictures on the back deck of the Polar Rover in the late afternoon
Russel checking his Nikon DSLR - mouseover image to see him take a picture
Lots of room on the back deck for Bonnie to join in with her Canon DSLR - mouseover image to see closeup
Jan on the other side of the Polar Rover back deck
Polar Rover in action on the Tundra in Churchill, Canada
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Russel silhouetted as the sun is about to set - mouseover image to see closeup
Bonnie captures the sunset from inside the Polar Rover - mouseover image to see closeup
Clive, Bonnie, Will, Jill and everyone had their cameras out for the glorious view
Jan and Cynthia take a break to pose for the camera
Approaching the Tundra Lodge (where I stayed for four nights) outside of Churchill
Mouseover image to see without Polar Rover brake lights
Polar Bears are still active at night
The group split in half for day trips - Leah does some show-n-tell for us
Will was quite the character and with his white beard, even looked like a Polar Bear!
The Polar Bear Skull was pretty popular
Valerie thought the Polar Bear Stuffy was the Cat's Meow! ;-)
An old wooden lookout tower on the Tundra
A mirage on the snowy Tundra due to temperature inversion - mouseover image to see it change
Solitary Polar Bear - mouseover image to see 'em walk across the Tundra
Mouseover image to see closeup of Polar Bear tracks
Danielle took this wide-angle picture
Leah and Jill also taking pictures of the Polar Bear prints in the snow
Another Polar Rover stops for a Polar Bear ... they have the right-of-way! ;-)
This Polar Bear approached us from behind
It then passed us - Jan takes a picture - mouseover image for wide-angle view
Jan has no worries about waiting for the Polar Bear - note 2nd one over her left shoulder
The next morning, Devin is ready to take the Polar Rover out before sunrise - mouseover image for landscape picture
Janet "brings up" the sun as we board the Polar Rover
Departing from the Tundra Lodge (back right) as the sun comes up
Devin "checking traffic" as he backs up the Polar Rover
TRAFFIC JAM - Polar Bear in front of the Rover! ;-)
Polar Bear (and his buddy) get up to check out the Rover - mouseover image to see 'em finally get down
Polar Bear says hi to our driver Devin
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Paul taking pictures of the polar bear spectacle
Janet, Russel, Marjorie, Clive, Brent, and Bonnie were also photographing it
Polar Bear researchers out on the Tundra
The Polar Rover's huge front windshield provides a nice view of Sunset on the Tundra
Jill taking pictures with every camera she has
Polar Bear Guide Rinie and Driver Devin
A rare picture of Devin without his hat on - mouseover image to see it back on while driving
Devin stepped out to lock the hubs, so I grabbed the wheel! ;-)
Polar Rover after sunset from the Tundra Lodge with town lights of Churchill in the background
Polar Bear saying "hello" to the Polar Rover driver!
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Tundra Lodge Staff Beverley, Ed (taking picture), and Jocelyn say goodbye as we depart on the Polar Rover
We spent a lot of time on the Polar Rover and needless to say,
it was pretty darn cool.
Our other "home away from home"
was the Tundra Lodge
where we spent four night.