Jon Hoekstra, WWF's chief scientist, had the chance to witness a polar bear released from "polar bear jail" while on a trip in Churchill, Canada. Jon captured this video live with Google Glass.
As the sea ice diminishes and takes longer to form due to climate change, the chance of human-bear conflict increases. But Jon says there is still hope. Read his article and watch the video to learn why.
Churchill has seen a lot of excitement this past month. CNN joined a Natural Habitat Adventures photography expedition led by Brad Josephs this season. Check out some of the footage and photos from travelers in this CNN feature.
Andrea Reynolds, Natural Habitat Adventures
When the opportunity came up to escort Elsa Bailey on her Nat Hab polar bear adventure to Churchill, I jumped at the chance. It was an exciting prospect to spend time with this “100-year-young” woman who has inspired many in our office.
In early August, WWF staff member Sarah Robie joined WWF travelers through Alaska's Katmai National Park. With professional guide and expert naturalist, Brad Jospehs at their side, travelers were able to get a close glimpse into the lives of grizzlies at the end of their feeding season. See just how close by watching this short video.
The Magic of the Northern Lights Presented by Natural Habitat Adventures Tuesday, October 1 @ 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, 12pm Pacific Register now
Join veteran NHA guide Melissa Scott for a magical presentation on one of the world’s greatest phenomena! The ethereal northern lights are a truly breathtaking experience in the world of adventure travel. Our trips take us to the Canadian outpost of Churchill, where some of the planet’s heaviest concentrations of aurora borealis activity occur. We are especially excited to share this presentation with you because 2014 is slated to be the most aurora-active period in years!
Melissa Scott’s extraordinary knowledge of nature and effervescent personality earned her the title of NHA’s Staff Naturalist. We talked to her about her love of North America, her bird imitation abilities and the importance of ecotourism.
World-renowned adventurist Olaf Malver, who designs our slate of adrenaline-pumping expeditions in nature, likes to say, "We are not lemmings!" Instead of just following the crowd, our adventures take you to the top of snow-capped mountains, along the shores of winding rivers and practically to the ends of the Earth.
In his role as Natural Habitat Adventure’s Head Naturalist, Eric Rock travels around the world leading tours and developing new ones. Find out why Eric considers Alaska home, the most important part of guiding and why you should travel.