A curious orangutan in Malaysia nestles in a cameraman’s bag and gazes into the lens. It is one of the stunning images captured during filming for a new show starring TV survivalist Bear Grylls. Exploring the six brutal environments of mountains, oceans, grasslands, jungles, deserts and the poles, Bear reveals how wildlife has had to adjust to life in extreme habitats. The 44-year-old said: “As a kid growing up, I used to be glued to the natural history shows but it was always a spectacle of, ‘Wow, this is beautiful’. “The reality of surviving in some of these harsh places is that it’s really tough. The things that matter – “They’re all learning to work together. They’re having to be clever and communicate. “We’re seeing seals battle off sharks. We’re seeing polar bears learning to hunt whales. “We’re seeing jaguars learning to hunt in the water for crocodiles. You’d think, … [Read more...] about Bear Grylls’ hostile planet revealed in stunning images from extreme nature show
Life by Press Association April 22, 2019, 12:03 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Bear Grylls has said his new National Geographic nature documentary will remind audiences that nature is “brutal, tough and unforgiving”. Hostile Planet sees the makers of popular BBC series Planet Earth II and The Blue Planet show nature at its most extreme. The six-episode series will explore a different environment – mountains, oceans, grasslands, jungles, deserts and the poles – in each instalment. Bear Grylls, host, narrator and executive producer of the show, said: “Hostile Planet is not gonna make your friend want to pet anything. “It’s really going to remind your friend that nature is brutal and tough, and unforgiving.” Episode one will follow how inhabitants in the mountains survive, using breakthrough camera technology to access some of the most remote and hostile environments on earth. … [Read more...] about Bear Grylls: Nature is brutal, tough and unforgiving
Northern Powerhouse Developments is delighted to announce its ground-breaking Afan Valley Adventure Resort has been granted outline planning consent. Neath Port Talbot Council has unanimously confirmed the decision, which will allow plans for the site to take a major step forward. Located in the heart of South Wales, amidst the rolling hills and valleys, the Afan Valley Adventure Resort will transform a 450-acre site into an exhilarating adventure playground, where visitors can indulge in high-octane activities and enjoy total relaxation.Split into four activity zones: Alpine, Forest, Trails and Xtreme, the resort will be home to everything from downhill skiing to watersports; high-wire forest adventures to mountain biking and off-road driving experiences; white water rafting to surfing and zorbing and will home to the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.It will also include 600 luxury guest lodges, a 100-bedroom hotel, with a state-of-the-art spa offering the latest spa experiences and … [Read more...] about A new adventure resort will be home to downhill skiing, white water rafting and the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.
3 Netflix’s first high-profile foray into interactive television was with last year’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, an intricate caper that, true to Black Mirror’s gloomy branding, doubled as a fulmination against the futility of existence. The sales pitch ahead of its release was that Netflix was bringing a Choose Your Own Adventure-type format to the screen. Yet, as refracted through Charlie Brooker’s dystopian prism, Bandersnatch was more Choose Your Own Way to Be Depressed About the Pointlessness of Life. As a follow-up, Netflix has gone in the opposite direction entirely, by strapping survivalist Bear Grylls to the front radiator of its interactive viewing format. In You vs Wild, Grylls is... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about You vs Wild, Netflix review: make Bear Grylls fight a wolf in this fun but jeopardy-free interactive adventure
Netflix is introducing a first of its kind live action interactive series where viewers can direct Bear Grylls in his latest adventure. You vs Wild is similar in style to that of Black Mirror's Bandersnatch episode, which gives the audience the power to make decisions and shape the outcome. Should he climb a cliff to face a mountain lion or jump down into an abyss? That is just one of the many decisions to be made throughout the series. Bear is well known for his death defying adventures, whether it be climbing to the summit of Mount Everest, paramotoring over the Himalayas or surviving on remote islands. The show comes to Netflix on April 10, which means people don't have long to wait until they can shape the fate of one of the England's most famous adventure experts. Speaking about the show, Netflix's Carla Engelbrecht said: "While it's still live action, now we're playing in the space of what is high adventure," "What are stakes for Bear Grylls? One of the funny things we ran into … [Read more...] about Bear Grylls’ new Netflix show makes viewers decide his fate