Ray Mears' Survival
Bushcraft expert Ray Mears (Extreme Survival) adds man-against-the-elements adventure to the stunning wildlife photography for which Survival is world-renowned. In this series, the wilderness explorer uses all his skills to track some of the planet's most iconic predators. Foraging for food and creating shelters as he goes, Ray follows clues such as paw prints and scat trails to capture incredible close-up footage. He trails a leopard through the thorny scrubland of the Botswana Bushveldt, tracks grizzly and black bears along British Columbia's pristine Pacific Coast region, and uncovers an unknown wolf death that brings home the fragility of life even for a top predator. Featuring breathtaking aerial pictures of these beautiful yet inhospitable environments, Ray's quest reveals the secret lives of these fearsome predators.
Series 1 EPISODES (3)
Ray Mears is in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho where he is tracking secretive and difficult to find animals – wolves. Ray has ten days to track them before they are taken off the state’s endangered species list.
Ray Mears travels to the wilderness of British Columbia’s Pacific Coast region. He aims to track grizzly and black bears, and especially the rare Kermode or Spirit bear, notable for its pure white fur.
Ray Mears arrives at the Erindi Game Reserve in Namibia - one of nature’s richest environments - where he aims to track his favourite predator: the leopard, an elusive big cat which Ray believes is ‘hardly understood.’