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A LIFE WITH BEARS
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Wednesday 11th February 2009 9pm - 9.30pm

Grant Sonnex meets Derek Stonorov to talk about his life as a bear guide in Alaska.

Two Alaskan Brown Bears embracedin a hug.
Two of the Brown Bears that Derek Stonorov has studied over the 40 years of dedication.
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The return of the series in which Grant Sonnex meets people who have spent their life with wildlife. This is a special trilogy of programmes from Alaska.


Alaska is a dramatic place full of charismatic wildlife.  And the people who live and work with it are equally charismatic and fascinating. “ One of the things I love about Alaska is the way it shakes up my view of the world and this trip and these people were no exception” says presenter, Grant Sonnex.

A Life with Bears

In Alaska a stuffed, snarling Grizzly greets you at every airport, but it is an image that is completely contradicted by a trip out bear watching with Derek Stonorov.

Derek Stonorov watching one of his Brown Bears grazing close by.Derek specialises in guiding photographers and film makers to get close to the famous brown bears of the Alaskan coast, and his forty years as a bear-guide has given him a unique insight into the true nature of these animals.

Sitting in a grassy meadow surrounded by quietly grazing Grizzlies challenges all of Grant Sonnex’s preconceptions.


Other programmes in the series...

A Life With Salmon
Wednesday 18th February, 9pm-9.30pm
Grant Sonnex meets Daniel Schindler and Laura Payne to talk about their life studying salmon in Alaska.
 
A Life With Tundra
Wednesday 25th February 2009, 9pm-9.30pm
Grant Sonnex meets Pete Abraham to talk ablout his life as a subsistance hunter in Alaska.
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