The Polar Bear Family & Me

A lack of ice
Big Freida hunts
Are they alive?
Zodiac adventure
Arrival at the hut
Would Lyra turn on us?
Travelling North
A polar bear bond
The bears are going hungry
Stuck on board
Lyra is starving
Cubs at play
Beautiful terrible ice
The elements

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Documentary series, 3 x 1hr (2012) – BBC2, Animal Planet
dir. Saritha Wilkinson | prod. Ted Oakes | edit. Mark Fox, Darren Flaxstone, Matt Meech | presenter. Gordon Buchanan
BBC Nature

In “The Polar Bear Family & Me”, legendary wildlife film maker Gordon Buchanan travels deep into the Arctic for his greatest challenge yet – infiltrating a family of polar bears and documenting the cubs’ epic struggle for survival. The Arctic’s Svalbard Islands has the highest density of polar bears in the world, and following these dangerous carnivores proves to be the ultimate challenge. Watch as Buchanan attempts to gain the trust of polar bear cubs Miki and Luca as they take their first strides in the frozen splendour of the Arctic. Buchanan documents the cubs’ first year of joyous triumphs and threatening obstacles. Experience first hand the frigid and barren landscape in this stunning, ground breaking miniseries.

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