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Cameraman Captures What It’s Like to Be Targeted as Food by a Polar Bear (Video)


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.
Buchanan says that it was the scariest 40-or-so minutes of his life. It’s all worth it, though, if you can leave unscathed and with a selfie like this. Read all

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