Winter around Churchill, Manitoba becomes very cold, turning a lake into an ice rink, covering the already frozen tundra with snow, making trees appear rigid and turning the sky into an incredible display of color at sunset. Across the frozen lake, the large yellow ball, we call the sun, slowly sinks into the tundra landscape leaving a glow of bright yellow hues behind.
Thin wisps of dark clouds float past the sun while gray clouds above try to close in around the fiery ball. The yellow rays emit throughout the sky and directly in front of the sun, a path is lit across the frozen lake. Winter is an incredibly beautiful time of year around Churchill, Manitoba and an extremely important time for the Arctic animals.
When the lake is aglow at sunset, explore the area for any animal tracks that may have been imprinted into the frozen landscape. Polar Bear tracks can be easily spotted due to the size of their paws, but smaller animals like the Arctic Fox would be much harder to spot.
Danger always lurks around any frozen lake, especially if the ice is not too thick, so stay away from the edges while taking in the picturesque winter sunset. Spectacular sunsets glistening off the frozen lake, possible sightings of Polar Bears and other species of wildlife is what brings the Churchill Wildlife Management Area in Manitoba to life during the winter months.
Sunset over a frozen lake in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, Churchill, Manitoba, Hudson Bay, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/640 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 100mm.
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