As the film captures its intimate portrait of polar bears lives, it reveals how their intelligence and curiosity help them cope in a world of shrinking ice. According to the university of washington polar science center, arctic seaice levels have dropped to record lows in july 2011, with sea ice volume now 47. Spy on the ice 2011 premiered on 10 march 2011, the documentary is mainly shot using icebergcam, blizzardcam and snowballcam. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Wwf recognizes the urgency of protecting polar bears as they lose vital sea ice habitat. Spy on the ice, premiering april 17 at 10pm etpt on discovery channel. As winter approaches, polar bears in subarctic canada begin to migrate off the tundra and head out onto the ice for the winter, where they can hunt for seals. Backed up by snowcam and driftcam, these stateoftheart camouflaged cameras reveal the extraordinary curiosity and intelligence of the. Last month, the team brought the drone on its first mission. Icebergcam, blizzardcam and snowballcam are a new generation of spycams on a mission to explore the icy arctic islands of svalbard in norway.
Polar bears prefer the sea ice that covers the waters over the continental shelf. The polar bear frequents areas where the sea ice and the water converge creating a suitable environment for seals that make up much of its diet. Jun 03, 2019 once the water freezes, polar bears walk across the ice to hunt seals throughout the winter season. This raises the chance of polar bear attacks, which have been rare so far. Jul 19, 2011 according to the university of washington polar science center, arctic sea ice levels have dropped to record lows in july 2011, with sea ice volume now 47 percent lower than it was in 1979, when. Polar bear spy on the ice john downer productions ltd. Scientists at the san diego zoo worked with a technology company to make a drone to spy on the bears. This lady polar bear has climbed up her own little hill to get away from the fella bear whos chasing her. Polar bears are not in peril due to recent sea ice changes. Snow just doesnt lend itself to control, or stopping. Polar bears feed primarily on seals, which they reach from a platform of sea ice.
This is a major concern when it comes to wildlife conservationparticularly for polar bears. A mother polar bear and two cubs during the filming of discovery channels documentary tv series frozen planet, with undated image from the episode. The bear whisperer 2011 kaczorowski was the executive producer for animal planet during development of this t. Polar bears face disappearing sea ice all over the. Spying on polar bears with animal planet discovery, inc. When a seal surfaces to take a breath, that seal will be yanked out of the water for dinner. They rely on sea ice as a platform to hunt for food, rest, and breed. Backed up by snowcam and driftcam, these camouflaged cameras reveal the extraordinary curiosity and intelligence. Scientists have long known that arctic climate change is bad news for bears, but. Blizzard cam became its new and improved successor. Using a system of spy cameras inside remotecontrolled. Frozen planet is a 2011 british nature documentary series, coproduced by the bbc and the.
A polar bear tests the strength of thin sea ice in the arctic. Its cold enough to make ice but the bay holds a lot of heat and that has to be dissipated before the ice becomes thick enough for the bears. Each camouflaged camera is able to capture its subject in remarkable. Spy on the ice leverages production technology in this case spy cameras to capture animal behavior in. Wwf recognizes the urgency of protecting polar bears as. Polar bear spy on the ice airs on wskgtv march 8, 2017 at 8pm icebergcam, blizzardcam and snowballcam are a new generation of covert devices on a mission to explore the arctic islands of svalbard in norway. In addition, travelers have the opportunity to witness mothers with. The areas around the arctic circle have a high concentration of biodiversity compared to the deep water of the high arctic. Breaking news spy cameras capture the remarkable battle for. University of washington scientists have completed the first, arcticwide analysis of changes in sea ice that have the greatest impact on polar bears particularly the shift toward an earlier. Apr 03, 2020 polar bears depend on sea ice as a hunting platform.
Polar bears are usually shot at the end of a long lens but downer found a way to film them using spy cams. Polar bears are deemed by many to be the most charismatic and elusive bears of all. Shot mainly using spy cameras, this film gets closer than ever before to the worlds greatest land predator. The series never felt too episodic and there is a real sense of a story being told with a real honesty and animals worth relating to without going overboard. Adding some adorable snow babies is just icing on the cake. Spy on the ice in photos the technology used to film this stunning series helped gather some incredible images. Polar bear rescues our blizzard spy camera polar bear spy on the ice bbc earth about this video.
The polar bears of svalbard cannot help their curiousity when they encounter some new technolgy spy cameras. An enthralling look at the arctics biggest predator on ice, capturing rarelyseen behavior, and featuring breathtaking cinematography shot over 12 months in the canadian arctic. A young polar bear has been filmed carefully stalking a seal, using tactics which highlight the bears high level of intelligence. Buy polar bear spy on the ice, season 1 microsoft store enca. For some children, socializing and learning are being cruelly complicated by homelessness. Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present. Work on polar bears in the canadian arctic around baffin bay ferugson et al.
Portugal cable tv title um espiao entre os ursos polares. Dec 29, 2010 a young polar bear has been filmed carefully stalking a seal, using tactics which highlight the bears high level of intelligence. Spike lees da 5 bloods, dating around season 2, and much more spirited away. The penguin version is due out the same day, and im ordering both. Because of their dependence on the sea ice, polar bears are classified as marine mammals. Filmed in the arctic islands of svalbard, norway this beautiful programme gets closer than ever before to the worlds greatest land predator with the help of icebergcam, blizzardcam and snowballcam. Clip from the programme polar bear spy on the ice for more clips from polar bears spy on the ice and to see mum and baby bear in 3d visit. Polar bears more likely to attack as melting sea ice makes. Tune into 60 minutes on cbs sunday to get closer than ever before to polar bears. The drones cameras took video of bears moving onto sea ice that had formed recently. Less ice throughout the year means the bay can heat up a lot more than it can with a nice reflective cover of ice. Scientists say polar bears will likely begin moving closer to where humans are as sea ice continues to melt in the arctic.
Mar 07, 2011 inquisitive polar bear plays and smashes spy camera. Spy cams and the secret world of polar bears cbs news. Polar bears prefer multiyear ice for protective cover and for a platform to hunt their favorite food, ringed seals. Spy cameras enable this fascinating documentary to get closer to polar bears than ever before. Once the water freezes, polar bears walk across the ice to hunt seals throughout the winter season. Sep 14, 2016 a polar bear tests the strength of thin sea ice in the arctic. Spy on the ice used specially designed spy cams to.
Spy cameras capture the most intimate and dramatic moments of polar bear motherhood ever seen, in polar bear. Polar bear destroys spy cam polar bear spy on the ice. Polar bears are the furry poster children for the impact of warming arctic seas, but new research says they may be able adapt and survive the loss of arctic sea ice by foraging on land. David tennant celebrity profile check out the latest david tennant photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. Inquisitive polar bear plays and smashes spy camera. Derocher and colleagues 2004 had this to say about polar bears and sea ice over deep water. These two courting polar bears come to the rescue of one stranded spy cam. With the help of disguised cameras, the story captures their curiosity and playfulnessand a rare deep dive for lunch.
Hope they continue doing this kind of film, a wonderful insight into natural animal behavior. A seal dozing on the ice can become a meal, too, when a stealthy polar bear inches up on it. Spy on the ice and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures. If as projected by comiso 2002b, a large amount of the pack ice in the polar basin retreats to the north and lies over the deep polar basin, then it is likely that productivity will be less than over the continental shelves. Look, even the polar bears are having problems, in polar bear. The following is a list of performances by the scottish actor and voice actor david tennant. Use icetv to smart record all upcoming show times in advance. These collars enabled researchers to understand the movements, behaviors, and foraging success of polar bears on the sea ice. Spy on the ice and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at. Spy on the ice, narrator voice, bbc wildlife specials.
Documentary which uses spy cameras to get closer than ever before to the worlds greatest land predator, the polar bear, revealing their intelligence and. Spy on the ice on tv and am delighted its coming out on dvd so i can watch it again. Currently thinning sea ice due to climate change is forcing polar bears to swim further and make this seal hunting much more challenging process. Polar bear arctic mammal the polar bear above the ice. Why are there so many polar bears in churchill in the fall. Spy on the ice documentary which uses spy cameras to get closer than ever before to the worlds greatest land predator, the polar bear, revealing their intelligence and curiosity. Polar bears may survive by hunting caribou as arctic ice melts. Mar 29, 2011 spy cameras capture the most intimate and dramatic moments of polar bear motherhood ever seen, in polar bear. The polar bear is a semiaquatic marine mammal and hunts well on land and on the sea ice, as well as in the water. Spy cams reveal polar bears secret world polar bears.
Dec 22, 2010 super spy cams film cute baby polar bear. Polar bears barely survived the sea ice habitat changes of. Polar bears are found only in the arctic, where they are the largest land carnivores. All our tv channels and s4c are available to watch live.
Seal blubber is especially important for polar bears because of its high fat content. Climate change is the biggest threat to their survival. Polar bears fight for survival as sea ice melts youtube. Spy on the ice, will air on animal planet in the u.
Dec 30, 2010 look, even the polar bears are having problems, in polar bear. Plot, premiere date, episode count, casting, and more netflix originals 2020. While filming the documentary, specially designed spy cameras were used to capture the gorgeous animals up close in their natural setting. Spycams sneak within a paws swipe of the worlds largest land predators polar bears. Even the bears that headed north arent doing that well. A complete guide to the new movies and tv shows polar bear. If as projected by comiso 2002b, a large amount of the pack ice in the polar basin retreats to the north and lies over the deep polar basin, then it is likely that productivity. Natural habitat adventures parks its exclusive tundra lodge in this path, so travelers may spot polar bears walking past their overnight accommodation en route to the hudson bay. Spy on the ice follows polar bear moms aesa and svanna as they lead their cubs on a journey across the arctic islands of svalbard in norway.
The sevenpart series focuses on life and the environment in both the arctic and. Polar bear spy on the ice filmed in the arctic islands of svalbard, norway this beautiful programme gets closer than ever before to the worlds greatest land predator with the help of icebergcam, blizzardcam and snowballcam. Because of expected habitat loss caused by climate change, the polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species. Record low sea ice impacts polar bears stories wwf. Polar bears depend on sea ice as a hunting platform. Polar bears, up close and personal photo 12 pictures. Polar bear spy on the ice rock and chips television.
Gps videocamera collars were applied to solitary adult female polar bears for 8 12 days in april, 20142016. Polar bear spy on the ice gets closer than ever before to these charismatic bears and reveals their astonishing intelligence and curiosity. More polar bears, or their tracks, have been reported almost as far north as the pole. Mar 07, 2017 polar bear spy on the ice airs on wskgtv march 8, 2017 at 8pm icebergcam, blizzardcam and snowballcam are a new generation of covert devices on a mission to explore the arctic islands of svalbard in norway. Mar 27, 2017 polar bears feed primarily on seals, which they reach from a platform of sea ice. Polar bear rescues our blizzard spy camera polar bear spy.1265 1183 349 697 1509 775 229 951 1363 1101 1080 125 641 602 1198 845 247 489 701 820 312 47 857 510 1272 629 1005 139 1185 407 955 203 1405 1065 1343 30 542 367 851 582