Polar bears spend the summer on the tundra by the shore of Hudson Bay. The bears wait for the bay to freeze over so they can take to the ice to hunt seals.
Tour groups ride on Tundra Buggies, custom-made buses for intimate polar bear viewing.
A curious mom with two cubs looks at the bus.
One of the cubs comes closer...
What's going on in there?
May I come in?
A teenage polar bear (about 700 pounds) checks out the visitors through the Tundra Buggy escape hatch.
Waiting around for the bay to freeze over is a tough job. Yawn!
Sled dog puppies at a musher's camp on the outskirts of Churchill.
A friendly gray jay (or camp robber) at the musher camp.
Sunset on the Manitoba tundra.
All photos © DMNS/John Demboski