A BBC videographer had a terrifying few minutes as a hungry and aggressive polar bear attempted to break through the glass pod protecting him from certain death.
The incident happened when filmmaker Gordon Buchanan was filming polar bears in Canada back in 2013 for a BBC series, though it's resurfaced as he heads out to film another series in which he attempts to gain the trust of a polar bear family to follow their daily lives over the course of the year. Buchanan is initially outside the safety container, when he notices a bear that appears to be stalking him, at which point he quickly retreats and closes the door. As you watch the video, you'll notice the container isn't airtight either; there's a moment when the bear finds a small seam and sticks both its nose and paw into it, just a few inches from Buchanan's body. You can see him instinctively shove himself against the other side of the small pod to get away. Thankfully, the seam was too small for the bear to be able to cause any harm. Hopefully, Buchanan will exercise extreme caution as he continues on his latest filmmaking adventure with these dangerous animals.