About 6 years ago, while I was guiding a Natural Habitat polar bear viewing expedition in Churchill, Manitoba, our group witnessed a very aggressive female bear defending her cub against a male bear that approached too closely. It is fairly rare for a mother bear to get into this type of situation, because they are cautious, and usually keep their distance from threats. Luckily I had a little 8 mm video camera in my pocket, and was able to capture the interaction. A few years later I posted the video to YouTube, where it was viewed by a producer for Aquavision, a South African wildlife film production company. The clip was chosen to be included in an episode of “Caught In The Act,” which showcases extraordinary wildlife footage captured by amateur or professional videographers. Last April, a small crew came to the USA to interview all the folks who had filmed chosen clips. My interview took place in my driveway. The episode also includes other footage that I provided that helps to explain our expeditions on the shores of Hudson bay each fall . If you would like to watch this episode, tune into NatGeo Wild channel (NGW, channel 283 on DirecTV satellite, 1253 on TimeWarner ) on April 3rd at 5 pm Alaska time, and 9 pm on the east coast (not sure about other time zones).
Here is the clip that was chosen-
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