Video: Filmmaker's close call with polar bear in Arctic

  • 5 January 2013
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Watch as filmmaker Gordon comes face to face with the polar bear...

A wildlife filmmaker had a close call with a polar bear in the Arctic, after it tried to hunt him.

Gordon Buchanan was sitting in a specially designed bear-proof box called the 'ice cube' when a female polar bear spotted him.

The hungry bear tried to break through it but the Perspex plastic was too tough and she eventually gave up.

Cameras inside the 'ice cube' captured the dramatic moment for a new programme called The Polar Bear Family & Me.

You can watch the full episode on Monday 7 January on BBC Two.

Check out the video clip above to see Gordon coming face to face with the polar bear.