Category Polar

PODCAST: Adventurer Shannon Wild and the polar bears of Svalbard

Award-winning photographer, cinematographer and explorer Shannon Wild is known for her close encounters with some of the world’s most endangered animals, and man does she have some stories! Shannon grew up in Queensland, where she discovered her passion for wildlife and photography at a young age. In the years since then, she’s travelled all over […]

TRAVEL: Polar Bears & Beluga Whales Of Churchill, Canada

Churchill is no resort town, but it certainly puts on a show for summer. When I visit in July, the tundra’s carpeted in psychedelic shrubs, the estuary looks like it’s boiling with beluga whales, and the polar bears are still chubby from winter feasting. It’s the, er, polar opposite of what you can expect from […]

TRAVEL: GO SLEDDING IN ARCTIC FINLAND

Arriving at Levi Husky Park, I hear the dogs before I see them – they’re howling, yowling, desperate to pull the sled. As soon as they’re hooked up to one, they raise their tails like happy flags, stoked for the sprint. These hounds live to run. The dogsledding centre lies just outside the town of Levi in Lapland, […]