Television cameraman gets face to face with hungry polar bear

Gordon Buchanan facing large white bear 
By: Devansh Dutt 

(Scroll down for video) A television cameraman came face to face with a huge hungry polar bear, but managed to remain in position to record the entire encounter, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The polar bear smashed its sharp teeth against the protective cage of the wildlife cameraman, who kept his composure when he recorded the horrific encounter, despite being terrified.

Scottish cameraman Gordon Buchanan, was filming polar bears along the northernmost part of Norway, Svalbard, in the arctic. His team built a safety capsule, to get as close as possible to the strongest beast on earth without becoming its lunch.

"It is one of the most powerful animals on the planet, one of the most intimidating animals on the planet and one of the few animals that we really look like food," Buchanan said.

The television crew dubbed this protective cage “the ice cube.” Its function is similar to that of a shark cage, and Buchanan found that it works in the most terrible conditions imaginable.

"She's getting closer. Oh my God, she's huge," Buchanan said as the bear approached. Keeping calm, Buchanan pointed a camera toward the huge animal.

"She's here. Hey bear," he said. The bear gathered information to plan its assault with its nose before approaching. The nose of a polar bear is thousands of times more powerful than a human, Buchanan said.



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