Adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan takes us on a motorcycle odyssey deep into the wilds of Alaska.
A natural history documentary wrapped in an adventure
Over a punishing 5,000 kilometre journey, Chris will explore the amazing resiliency and adaptability of bears through five dramatic Alaskan ecosystems – coastal, urban, mountain, tundra and pack ice. For more than a year, Chris will live among these wild creatures, immerse himself completely in their world, and reveal to us an astonishingly intimate portrait of North America’s three bear species – black bears, grizzly bears and the mighty polar bear.
Episode 1: City of Bears
Ecologist Chris Morgan begins his journey into the world of Alaska’s bears along an isolated stretch of coastline. Here, Chris sets up camp among Alaska’s coastal giants in one of the largest population of brown bears in the world. Chris paints an intimate portrait of this complex city of bears as he follows a mum and her cub through a season.
Episode 2: The Road North
Chris journeys from a city of bears to a real city, Anchorage. Here black bears and people must share the land, and wildlife officers walk a fine line between wilderness and civilization. Still further North, Chris explores the world of Alaska’s interior grizzlies as they struggle to survive in the harsh shadow of Mount Denali.
Episode 3: Arctic Wanderer
Chris enters the freezer as he treks across the Arctic pack ice on the trail of Alaska’s endangered polar bears. Chris reveals a previously unseen side of these predatory animals as they struggle to survive in a world melting around them. Deep in the Alaskan Arctic, Chris discovers a family of Grizzlies feasting on salmon in a remote region rarely visited by humans. Chris’ journey reveals to us another side of these complex and wildly misunderstood creatures.
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