FEATURES OF YOUR POLAR BEAR “GROUND LEVEL” PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Wildly rugged and remote- this tundra coastal lodge provides the discerning photographer the ability to dedicate long days in the field getting up close and personnal with Arctic wildlife. Your journey of exploration and adventure will take place at a fly-in only 5 star Lodge located in the heart of Polar Bear country- Churchill, Canada.
This adventure photography workshop offers GROUND LEVEL photo opportunities for Arctic wildlife, including polar bears, in a prisitne untrammelled wilderness setting.
Polar bears, caribou, and Arctic fox can frequently be photographed in a backdrop of stunning sea and landscapes. The Lodge’s shore location is ideal for photographing bears on ice and snow.
The lodge is located on the shoreline of Hudson Bay where they experience an exceptional number of clear nights for northern light opportunities. You can also look forward to the finest food and wine in the Arctic! Mealtimes will be adjusted or delayed as required to ensure maximum photo opportunities.
DAY 1 – ANTICIPATION BUILDS DURING OUR OVERNIGHT STAY IN WINNIPEG
Arrive in Winnipeg where will enjoy a relaxing stay at a choice hotel – The Grand by Lakeview at the Winnipeg Airport. At 7pm a dinner will be held at the hotel where we will meet our group and our adventure specialist. We will need our rest for our early morning departure to Churchill.
DAY 2 – THE ADVENTURE BEGINS!
Arrive in Churchill by air where an expert staff from the lodge will meet us at the airport and provide us with instructions of the morning transfer. We will also pick up winter gear for those who rented it.
We will then be transferred by fixed wing aircraft to our spectacular Lodge. This exciting flight takes us out over the historic Churchill River, and then northwest up the rugged Hudson Bay coast to Canada’s most exclusive Polar Bear viewing properties. We will keep a sharp eye enroute for caribou, seals, wolves and of course the “Great Ice Bears”.
Upon our arrival, our hosts will provide a tour of the Lodge and get you settled into your room. A thourough orientation on travelling in Polar Bear country will be provided prior to our first outing. Then it’s time to assemble all those priceless cameras, lenses and tripods and start filling up some gigabytes!
DAY 3 TO 5 – TUNDRA TREKKING, POLAR BEARS AND MAGNIFICENT PHOTOGRAPHY
The lodge is a wildly rugged and remote location that caters to dedicated photographers willing to spend long hours in the field getting up close and personal with the arctic wildlife. GROUND LEVEL photo opportunities for arctgic wildlife including polar bears in a prisitne wilderness setting will be our daily activity. We will be in the HEART OF POLAR BEAR COUNTRY! Your photos will have stunning backdrops with the sea and or landscapes surrounding the Lodge. Its shoreline location is ideal for photographing bears on snow and ice. Furthermore they have an exceptional number of clear nights for northern lights photography. As previously mentioned the full service meal times will be adjusted to accommodate photo opportunities which are the priority so expect many a meal to be interrupted. Generally breakfast is served at 8AM, lunches typically held at the Lodge with appetizers at 6:00 followed by a veritable feast for the palate at 7pm. Evenings are spent near the fireplace downloading images and/or Photoshop sessions and image reviews. Bedtime is at your leisure. The entire Lodge is patrolled for polar bears all night by one of the night watchmen so be prepared to have your sleep cut short by a nocturnal visit by one of the Great Ice Bears (or by dazzling displays of Northern Lights!).
DAY 6 – LAST MINUTE WILDLIFE VIEWING!
After another hearty breakfast and a chance to take a few more pics, it’s time to pack for the flight back to Churchill where our bags will be stored for us until our flight back to Winnipeg later in the day. We are then free to explore and wine and dine in this frontier community at our leisure. Recommended places of interest to visit are Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Eskimo Museum as well as the parks Canada Exhibbit. Dog sledding and helicopter charters are also an option. We will be dinning in Churchill, with a provided 30$ voucher. After an early diner we will meet up with our expeditor and be transferred to the airport in preparation for our flight back to Winnipeg. We will then collect our gear and spend the night in Winnipeg at The Grand Hotel by the airport.
DAY 7 – HOMEWARD BOUND
After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home. You will also enjoy at your hotel before your trip back to reality!
*PRICE: $10 955 Canadian plus Tax (9%). A deposit of 20% is due upon registration, an additional 20% is due 180 days prior to departure and the remainder is payable 90 days prior to your trip. All deposits are non-refundable unless I can fill your spot. Price based on double occupancy. Max 8 participants.
* Travel Insurance is recommended.
To reserve your spot on this thrilling Polar Bears Photography Workshop, contact me at email@example.com
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR ULTIMATE POLAR BEARS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
-All accomodations, transfers required within the trip dates AND airfare between Winnipeg and the Lodge.
-Meal inclusions are as follows:
Day 1: Diner
Day 2 to 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner
Day 6: Breakfast, Diner
Day 7: Breakfast
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
-Flights to and from Winnipeg
PS: All polar Bear images (except the one with people included) copyright Rick Beldegreen. All taken at the Lodge the same time of year of this workshop.