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Published on Nov 22, 2012
**Shot and uploaded in HD - please make sure to watch it in 720p it makes a difference!**
I had the rare opportunity to spend three days with wild polar bears in Wapusk National Park just outside of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada. The park is where the majority of the amazing polar bear footage you see in specials by National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Planet Earth and others are filmed.
During our safari we had the opportunity to see the bears relax, sleep, play, wander, investigate and play fight in a series of dramatic bouts. They are wonderfully intelligent animals that migrate to the area every year while waiting for the Hudson Bay to start freezing over. Once the freeze begins they all leave land behind and migrate out onto the ice over the course of a two day period.
Footage was shot on a Canon 600D (T3i) from our Tundra Buggy and the Tundra Buggy lodge. The company I was with was Frontiers North Adventures (http://FrontiersNorth.com) who provided incredible guides, great food, and an incredibly up close and authentic experience with the bears. My trip was also made possibly in part by the Canadian Tourism Commission and Travel Bloggers Unite.
A special thank you to my good friend Aaron Howard who allowed me to use one of his incredible songs. Head over to http://aaronhowardmusic.com to hear more of his stuff.
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