Sunday, January 06, 2013

Cameraman comes face-to-face with hungry polar bear

This is the moment a wildlife cameraman came face-to-face with a fierce 1,000kg polar bear looking for its next meal. The eight-foot predator repeatedly attacked the perspex cage housing Gordon Buchanan as he films a new series.

For almost 45-minutes the Scottish filmmaker endures the polar bear's sustained assault as it desperately looks for a weak spot in his pod. The bear, with its powerful paws and giant teeth, was trying to get hold of the 40-year-old so she could feed herself and her two young cubs.

YouTube link.

There's an interview with Mr Buchanan here.

The Polar Bear Family & Me starts on Monday 7 January at 21:30 on BBC Two.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how nice the way he says "hey bear" at the beginning (like in the series couple of years ago with him & the little cub called "Hope")
still, i'd sh*t my pants in such case