Sneak Peek of Great Bear Stakeout on Discovery Channel
My involvement in this film, which depicts the Grizzly’s struggle for survival in the wilderness of the Alaska Peninsula, is thus far, one of my career highlights.
I actually don’t appear in this film that much, as I was mostly behind the scenes rigging up remote cameras, tracking wolves and missing bear characters, and of course guiding Natural Habitat Expeditions, but it was a true honor to be involved in such an amazing film, and work with the best bear experts and wildlife filmmakers on earth.
What makes this film truley unique, is the use of remote cameras, such as go pros, to see the world of Grizzlies super close, and when no humans are watching. What an amazing film, what an amazing animal. I hope this film can help build appreciation for bears, and encourage conservation of their habitat.
For more information, click here for BBC website.
Here’s to one of the world’s most awesome creatures! photo Brad Josephs
Parsnip and her cub Pushki are the stars of the film. Our team tracked and documented their struggle for survival for an entire summer. Photo Brad Josephs
The moment we have all been waiting for is here! What is arguably the best bear documentary to date
has been released. the first episode aired last night in the UK, and episode 2 will air tonight.
In the US, Discovery Channel will air the episodes on May 12. Click here for tons more information, clips and images on the BBC 1 website here. This was one of the highlights of my career as I was given the chance to work with fellow bear lovers Chris Morgan, and Buck Wilde, and the greatest film wildlife crew in the world. Ill let the film and BBC website do the talking, as I am in China now in between two amazing Natural Habitat Expeditions that I will tell you guys about soon.
Hopefully the film will help show the world how special brown bears are, and encourage their conservation. Threats to their habitat loom throughout their range. In my opinion, the greatest threat to these bears is the proposed Pebble Mine. This mine would be catastrophic to the bears of the Alaska Peninsula. Bears are easy to fall in love with, and when we decide to conserve bears, we must conserve giant, intact ecosystems. To me, the words Grizzly and wilderness are synonymous.
We call this bear Van, because like Evander Holyfield, or Van Gogh, his ear is damaged. He is biggest bear I have ever seen in 17 years working in the Alaskan Wilderness.
A wolf inpsects Rolf Steinman’s Alexa Arri one morning as we were tracking the location of Pushki and Parsnip.
This was a magic moment as the wolf stared into our eyes. In episode 2 you can see the footage Rolf got during this encounter. It is a dreamlike sequence that sends chills down my spine, and reminds me of my all time favorite movie, Never Cry Wolf.
The speed, agility and power of these grizzlies is a sight to behold.