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Polar bears emerge

Duration: 01:58

Locating the spot at which the bears are likely to emerge at the end of winter isn't easy. Weeks of waiting at likely denning hotspots in Kong Karl's Land, Svarlbard, finally paid off, but following the mother and cubs on their journey across the melting sea to their feeding grounds proved just as great a challenge for the camera team.

Available since: Tue 26 May 2009

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Planet Earth From Pole to Pole

1/11 Following the sun's seasonal journey and how it affects the lives of all creatures.

First broadcast: 02 May 2006

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