This series follows wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan as he spends a year with a family of wild black bears.
Gordon arrives in the forests of Minnesota in spring just as the bears are coming out of their dens. Before he can start filming he faces a major challenge - to earn the bears' trust. He must overcome his own fear - black bears have a dangerous reputation and attack more people than any other bear in the world. But once he meets Lily, an easy-going young mother bear, and her cub Hope, Gordon is smitten.