- Cameraman Gordon Buchanan endured 45-minute attack from hungry female bear who wanted to feed her cubs
- BBC man says he was the most frightened he’s ever been – and the microphone picked up noise of his heart racing
By Harriet Arkell
PUBLISHED: 12:12 GMT, 4 January 2013 |
This is the terrifying moment a wildlife cameraman comes face-to-face with a deadly 1,000lb polar bear looking for its next meal.
The hungry eight-foot predator repeatedly attacks the safety perspex box – the on-ice equivalent of a shark cage – housing helpless Gordon Buchanan.
Filmmaker Mr Buchanan shows nerves of steel as he endures the lethal polar bear’s 40-minute sustained assault as it desperately hunts for a weak spot in his protective pod.
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Terrifying: This is the moment that wildlife cameraman came face to face with a hungry polar bear in Svalbard, in the northern-most region of Arctic Norway, for his three-part BBC series The Polar Bear Family and Me Continue reading
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“Curious cub” by guide Kyle de Nobrega at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve http://www.rangerdiaries.com/photos/view-photos.html?id=1882 “Nothing quite like the curiosity of a cat.” (Kyle de Nobrega) Continue reading
They say if you are lucky enough to see a Spirit Bear you have Luck for LIFE!
Please read this…you will learn a lot about our area of the globe.
SOURCE: The Canadian Nature Photographer
Spirit of the rainforest – Nikon D700 200-400mm VR F4 Lens
We are taking a little BLOG vacation unless some really cool stuff happens to us or I find some interesting info to post. It’s a busy time around here not only for the holidays but with work. Leslie is on call almost the rest of the month and Cheryl is doing many OT shifts working with kids in her role as Constable.
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The deadline to enter this year’s National Geographic photo contest is coming up — this Friday, November 30. Back in September, the society started gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. Winners will be chosen on or around December 15, 2012. National Geographic was once more kind enough to let me choose some of its entries for 2012 to feature here on In Focus. Gathered below are 50 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. Be sure to also see Part I on In Focus, from September. [50 photos]
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Nursing Mama: This female brown bear came into the Lake Clark National Park area in late July with her triplet Spring cubs and seemed quiet relaxed as she sat nursing two of her cubs. (© Ruth Steck/National Geographic Photo Contest) Continue reading
This is what I saw and heard on Nov. 26th 2012. I was in the background of this great photographer Sasse (Make Sure you watch in HD)
View from Killby Bridge Harrison Mills Sunday Nov 26th 2012
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At around 8am at a distance of about 500 yards these eagles could be seen from Kilby bridge across the Harrison River. Some interested people stopped and had a look as I was filming. ( I was one of the interested people )
November 24th & 25th 2012 (click on pics for BIGGER high resolution versions)
One thing that I do alone because Cheryl does not share this passion is every year I go out to Harrison Mills, BC to see the almighty Majestic Bald Eagle. I also ride out each year as well. On Saturday I counted 10 other bikes on the road, today only 1. Temps started out at 2 C or 34 F and got as high as 7 C or 44 F. Best time of year to ride, heated liner, gloves, good base gear, BUFF hoodie under my helmet and good socks. Awesome!
Since joining BC Transplant last January I really enjoy my time away from work. When we are busy managing cases for work it’s easy to put in 30 hours straight. The time I get to ride for fun and engage in my hobby like eagle watching is rare while off call. This was a great weekend!
Over 4000 eagles today and I caught this adult able to find some solitude while he ate his salmon breakfast!
More eagles today at Harrison Mills, BC. More dead salmon, got to ride my bike for fun…some sun, some rain but in the end a good day and great day to turn the heat on. Thanks to my heated liner and gloves!
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