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Polar bear swim

Duration: 02:01

With no ground access for the camera crew on the breaking ice, the HD heligimbal aerial camera system really came into its own. The powerful HJ40 lens allows fantastic close ups from high above, pulling out to grand scale wide shots that illustrate the huge distances covered by the bear. Filming from so far above, the bear is wholly undisturbed.

Available since: Fri 29 May 2009

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Planet Earth Ice Worlds

6/11 David Attenborough examines the frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic.

First broadcast: 05 Nov 2006

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