Here are a few clips I put together showing life in camp during the filming of The Great Bear Stakeout. 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.
Here is an amazing clip that I filmed with a GoPro camera that I strapped to a rock with a rubber band! The first bear to appear is an older mother, and the second is her 3 year old cub. The bear only gently mouthed the camera, and didnt even put a dent in it! Obviously the card was fine, and I actually used the camera many more times. I filmed this clip while I guiding a Natural Habitat Trip, but the BBC used it in the show. Anyway, check it out!!!
Here is a tour of our camp, and some explanation of how we stayed safe with the bears.
Last September was very stormy. Here is some footage during the worst storm of the season.