Cameraman-What It’s Like to Be Targeted as Food by a Polar Bear
If you ever find yourself wondering what it’s like to be hunted by a hungry polar bear, just ask filmmaker Gordon Buchanan. While shooting wildlife imagery in Svalbard, Norway for a BBC series titled The Polar Bear Family and Me, Buchanan was approached by a giant 1,000lb, 8-foot-tall polar bear. Luckily for Buchanan, he was in a tiny Plexiglas enclosure. Luckily for the BBC, Buchanan was able to capture the 45-minute ordeal on film.
The video above offers a glimpse into what Buchanan experienced that day. Buchanan was basically sitting in an on-land equivalent of an underwater shark cage, which allowed him to document the bear attack from inches away without worrying about actually becoming the hungry creature’s next meal.