Polar Bears HD for iPhone
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Each day we shoot, edit and upload a new polar bear program from Hudson Bay, Manitoba.
|1||VideoNovember 20 (iPhone version)||After a fourteen-hour trek, we awake in Manitoba's best place for viewing large bears - Cape Churchill. This is the coldest part of the bay, and it's also the best place for polar bears to head out in pursuit of seals. As such, it's the domain of the lar||5 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoNovember 15 (iPhone version)||We wake to a colder day with windchill of -36F. For us, it's the first real cold of winter, and it's made a bit more challenging since the propane ran out for our heater. Outside a vale of ice fog hides the horizon, and the scene is faded white and dream||5 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoNovember 17 (iPhone version)||We wake to fog and a steady procession of bears walking out to the ice. Several groups of females and cubs, along with a half a dozen other small bears walk in the distance- all towards the ice. These bears are hungry. They haven't eaten a seal since the||5 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoNovember 18 (iPhone version)||Ice now covers nearly all of western Hudson Bay, and only a few straggler polar bears remain at Gordon Point. For the past five years, the bay has been freezing three weeks later than it did two decades ago, and it thaws three weeks earlier. Polar bears||5 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoNovember 23 (iPhone version)||A light south wind continues to blow, and the temperature has increased. Significant amounts of ice have disappeared from Hudson Bay. Any polar bears that are not already on ice in the middle of the bay will stay ashore for many more days. The forecast c||5 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoNovember 16 (iPhone version)||We drive our buggy to the edge of Hudson Bay to look for polar bears, and we find a bear sleeping near a pool of open water. The bay is freezing, but not quickly. At 7F, the temperature is too warm for rapid icing. Today, however, there is more ice than||5 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoNovember 21 (iPhone version)||At the very tip of Cape Churchill, we see half a dozen heavyweights. These polar bear are healthy and still carry good reserves of fat. About 10% of Hudson Bay is now frozen, and the bears are ready to head out in search of seals. They are restless – w||5 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoNovember 22 (iPhone version)||We wake to a strong south wind that is blowing snow across the tundra. It's also blowing ice away from shore. Bears that are already on the ice are being carried closer to seals. Those still on shore will need to wait for cold, calm weather or for the wi||5 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoNovember 14 (iPhone version)||A strong wind blows from the Northwest and snow is falling across the tundra. We spend much of the day looking for polar bears and find most are hunkered down. Expert polar bear researchers we talk with say it's common for bears to hunker down on the fir||5 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|