Three part Wild Alaska Live premieres on Sunday 23 July at 7.00pm on BBC One. In Episode One, Getting To Know Our Animal Characters, the feast kicks off. Who has arrived, and what are they after?
Three hundred million salmon are heading in to Alaskan waters right now. It is one of the most spectacular animal migrations on the planet. Liz Bonnin will be live from Katmai National Park, one of the remotest parts of Alaska, where hundreds of brown bears eagerly await the salmon arrival.
Matt Baker will be broadcasting live from Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest on the planet, on the trail of a mother black bear who is relying on the salmon run to feed her three tiny cubs.
And Steve Backshall will be going live underwater as he attempts to join the salmon for the final hurdle on their spectacular journey.
We watch as over 15,000 walrus gather on a tiny island miles off the mainland, and the crew team up with marine biologists as they search for the returning orca families and study what their behaviours can teach us about the current health of Alaska’s ocean.
Wild Alaska Live Episode 1 (of 3) airs Sunday 23 July 2017 from 7.00pm-8.00pm on BBC One.