Photographer Gordon Buchanan traveled to the Arctic to document a polar bear family for the BBC2‘s upcoming special, My Polar Bear Family and Me.
While in a special protective cage a very hungry polar bear caught a whiff of his scent. Though she never ended up breaking in she kept trying to get in, knocking, clawing and attacking the Perspex cage.
It was a very terrifying experience just watching it. Imagine being there for the encounter!