Most people recall their experience with Tundra Buggy® Driver Jim Baldwin by his affectionate call-out, "Buggy Nine, Buggy Nine" which he uses to refer to the Tundra Buggy he's been driving since 2006. In addition to driving a Tundra Buggy each autumn during peak polar bear season, Jim has become an essential part of our Frontiers North team during the summer as one of our main Tundra Buggy drivers. Although summer isn't peak polar bear season, Jim would agree that exploring the tundra during the slower months of July and August has its own set of unique rewards.
Check out our Churchill Wildlife: Summer list to learn all the different species you could spot around Churchill in the summer.
Jim is not only a talented Tundra Buggy driver; he also takes great photographs. See below for a collection of Jim's top photos from his summer in Churchill in 2018.
A Caribou. Fun fact: did you know it is a caribou, not a moose shown on a Canadian quarter?
Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope
A polar bear and an arctic fox.
An arctic fox, with its' quintessential summer coat.
A polar bear
A juvenile bald eagle
Caribou. In general, young caribou's tend to have smaller antlers. Antlers become rubbery after being shed and caribou have a tendency to chew them up!
An arctic fox
A young beluga whale. Beluga whales are born grey and don't become white, until they are sexually mature
Two caribou graze in fireweed.
A polar bear the in summer fireweed, note, seeing this is a rare occurrence.
A willow ptarmigan
A pacific loon
Sandhill Cranes. Did you know? Sandhill Cranes fly with their neck's folded back, only extending them during take off and landing.