Here at Explore we loved the very special programme that was broadcast on BBC1, Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice. Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice gets closer than ever before to these charismatic bears and reveals their astonishing intelligence and curiosity.
Directed by John Downer it is a 60 minute film that follows two Polar Bear Mums and their cubs in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard (Spitsbergen) in Norway. Using cutting edge film technology including iceberg-cam, blizzard-cam and snowball-cam, the programme follows the journey of the polar bears from the moment the cubs emerge from their winter maternity den to how they face their first summer in a world of shrinking ice.
This is a program not to miss, as it offers a fascinating insight into these spectacular creatures. So, if you missed it, you can watch it on the BBC website here.
See Polar bears in their natural habitat with Explore
Explore offer a number of different voyages exploring Spitsbergen. Embark on one of these and go in search of the grand Polar Bear in 2011! See all Explore Arctic tours here
Last summer, our Americas and Polar Specialist for Tailormade Explore, Manuela and was lucky enough to take a Polar Voyage this summer. Read her blog where describes the journey in her own words when she took to the Arctic waters in search of Polar Bears…
Plus, 25% off selected Arctic Cruises
Arctic cruises on board the M/S Expedition are currently reduced by 25% on selected departures, so you can discover the rich wildlife of the waters and coastline within the arctic circle for as little as £2,339! (The prices on our website include the 25% discount) See here for the three tours included in the offer.
Our new Polar Regions brochure is coming soon, but you can preorder a copy now.