Super Churchill Polar Bear Guides


Many things contribute to having a wonderful trip such as logistics, accommodations, food, weather, wildlife, companions, etc. One very big factor is the guide and on my Polar Bear trip, we had two exceptional ones. Leah Magowan and Rinie Van Meurs have been doing this for years, so they know the area, history, and wildlife inside & out. In addition, Rinie is a world-class photographer, so this was a nice bonus for me. They are both just super people and a pleasure to be around.

Rinie is actually a Nikon shooter, but I liked this pose by the big white Canon lens
mouseover image to see another view

churchill polar bear guides rinie canon mouseover

Rinie with his Nikon gear

churchill polar bear guides rinie vertical

Rinie at sunset in Churchill - mouseover image to see another view

churchill polar bear guides rinie mouseover

A good guide is always looking around and Rinie was often the first to spot Polar Bears

churchill polar bear guide rinie

Polar Bear Guide Leah does a show-n-tell on the Polar Rover with a Polar Bear skull

churchill polar bear guide leah 1

churchill polar bear guide leah 1

Rinie and Leah provided levity all the time at the Tundra Lodge

churchill polar bear guide leah rinie

They both did informative and interesting presentations on local wildlife, history, and culture

churchill polar bear guide rinie preso

Mat and Polar Bear Guides Sandra & Jared at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg

churchill polar bear guides fort garry

Polar Bear Guide Brent stopped by the Tundra Lodge

churchill polar bear guides brent

Last morning on the Polar Rover - everybody wanted pictures of our super guides Leah & Rinie

churchill polar rover depart guides 3

churchill polar rover depart guides 2
Again, we were very fortunate to have such great Polar Bear Guides on our trip.
Comments on the Polar Bear Pics - send me an Email with your questions/comments - how to order prints