Shot over twelve months, Polar Bears: A Summer Odyssey is a blue chip wildlife documentary that tells the story of a young polar bear’s epic migration through the icy cold waters of Hudson bay before his ice-free season spent on land.
It’s the first time this young polar bear will spend his summer without his mother to guide and feed him. His biggest challenge in surviving is set against the biggest environmental story of our time: climate change.
When we think of polar bears we think of snow and ice, but for thousands of years, the polar bears of Western Hudson Bay have spent their summers on land.
As the ice starts to melt these magnificent animals are forced to migrate over hundred kilometers, using only the stars as a guide. A route that these bears will follow for the rest of their lives.
As the ice-free season grows longer, so does the amount of time they must spend on land. With limited food supply, thousands of biting insects, and intense pressure from other bears – it is just unbearable!