Updates direct from Steve Backshall and the crew filming Deadly Pole to Pole
7th October 2013 9.52am
With less than a week to go, the whole team is gearing up for what will be a fantastic and very Deadly series. From the high Arctic to the Caribbean, from Mexico to Yellowstone, we've covered more ground than ever before. This series isnt just about animals, we're also looking at deadly forces of nature, including icy glaciers, volcanic lava and flooded caves and guess who's descending into the murky depths!?
We'll be sharing updates and behind the scenes on the diary over the next few months as we go out on air. Stay tuned!
30th August 2013 10.43am
While filming for the opening show in the high Arctic, Steve was in a kayak following a polar bear swimming between ice floes. We were watching from the safety of the boat when suddenly the tables turned and the polar bear decided Steve looked like a potential meal and starting hunting him! Steve had to make a swift exit, paddling furiously to put some distance between him and the fast approaching polar bear. A close encounter indeed!
28th August 2013 5.50pm
We headed out in a motor boat about a hundred miles from Alaskan capital Juneau, before jumping into kayaks. Humpbacks were everywhere! At one stage, one breached so close that we feared we'd capsize. It's like a vast submarine suddenly leaping out of the water! Spectacular.
28th August 2013 10.52am
We've encountered our fair share of deadly animals on this trip and the high Arctic didn't disappoint. Huge and hairy walruses, armed with tusks up to a meter long were extremely curious and approached Steve’s kayak far closer that any of us had dared hoped for. Another amazing experience for the crew and all part of our Pole to Pole journey.
19th August 2013 11.29am
Thanks for your patience Deadly fans, we've been up to all sorts over the summer, currently filming eagles, octopus, eels and sharks in and around Canada. We'll be sharing photos, videos and updates with you over the coming weeks leading up to a BRAND new Deadly series - coming soon! Follow the action here at the Deadly Diary!
31st July 2013 11.56am
We're sending back updates and photos from around the world on our Pole to Pole expedition. We'll share some stories with you soon.