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Wildlife Cameraman Gordon Buchanan Comes Face-to-Face With a Polar Bear

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, pictures, photos )

- 1988 days ago -
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan came face-to-face with a 1,000lb polar bear looking for its next meal. The huge predator repeatedly attacked the safety perspex box he was sheltering in - the on-ice equivalent of a shark cage.

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Pat B (356)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:11 am
Gorgeous pictures, of mama bear and her family. He was definitely in their element.!! Thanks, Cher.

. (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:16 am
Some really remarkable photography but I cannot help but feel for the polar bear who must have found the whole event pretty frustrating if not scary.

Anneke Hut (40)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:19 am
Beautiful photos!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:05 am
Playing with fire

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:09 am
Reposting from my mistake.
Thanks Cher,so signed
Imagine having to keep 1/2 ton of animal fed, bleak future for the most adorable giant.

Erin R (181)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:18 am
Wow! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Neste (207)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:36 am
Thanks to Gordon, the wildlife photographer for his dedication to getting these up close & personal shots of Mama Lyra & her little ones Miki & Luca. Thanks for sharing Cher. :)

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:08 pm
notato E firmato grazie bellissima fhoto!!!!!!!

. (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:24 pm
great pics-thanks

DORIS L (61)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:27 pm
Pass the toilet paper!

michelle t (41)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:42 pm
Spammer reported Brander B.

Thats what I call a close call

Christeen A (371)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:58 pm
The photos were stunning. Thank you.

Karin de Vos (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 1:50 pm
TY Cher!

Ruth M (235)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:30 pm
Gordon Buchanan is an amazing photographer and had done a lot of daring things but this must be the mat daring!

Carlene V (202)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:51 pm
Great photos of this beautiful creature and cubs.

Please flag the troll - Brander B

Suzanne L (99)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:12 pm
Polar bears are majestic animals, much bigger than other bears. Thanks for posting.

Winnie A (179)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:46 pm
WOW Just fantastic!

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:05 pm
Gorgeous gorgeous pictures of gorgeous animals.

John D (48)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:16 pm
Wow, great shots!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:27 pm
I saw this on the news last night. Polar bears are very hungry. The karma of killing is so DARK. LIFE on this GEM OF A PLANET IS SACRED and we all are very closely RELATED BOTH GENETICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY: BOUND TOGETHER! Vegan organic diet saves this world from climate changing emissions, acidification, toxins! We need fresh and salt water. Remember only 50 years ago this planet was still relatively CLEAN. It is so changed now, so wrenching.

Ruth R (246)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:35 pm
Noted. So amazing.

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:52 pm
Beautiful polar bear family!

pam w (139)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 6:50 pm
If you ever have the chance to go to Churchill and see polar should do it!

reft h (66)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 6:53 pm
Stunning photos.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:13 pm
Great pictures of these magnificent creatures. We must protect them.

Carol H (229)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:44 pm
some really great pictures here!!!

Colleen L (3)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:09 pm
Great photos. He sure is a very brave cameraman. Thanks Cher

Monday January 7, 2013, 12:35 am
Gorgeous pictures... but the photographer is asking for trouble by CHOOSING this subject
noted with thanks

Magdika Cecilia Perez (131)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:04 am

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:00 am

Ruth C (87)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:53 am
Great pictures

Edgar Zuim (47)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:17 am
Congratulations. Beautiful photos.

. (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:17 am
You don't realize how big these bears are until you see them up close. The paws alone are massive.

Diane K (134)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:10 am
What unbelievable photos! Thanks

Barb K (1688)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:31 pm
I saw the video of this on GMA Sunday! I felt sorry for the polar bear; after all, she thought it was food! TY Cher-Tiger!

Wendy F (62)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:27 pm
Wonderful pictures!

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:25 pm
Thank you!

Pixie Brewin (12)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:06 pm
amazing pictures Cher thank you for sharing :)

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 11:02 am
Noted and Thnx Cher :-0
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