WATCH: Photographer’s Close Encounter with Polar Bear

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It’s the closest encounter anyone wants to have with a polar bear.

Wildlife photographer Gordon Buchanan was shooting footage for the BBC documentary “The Polar Bear Family and Me” in Arctic Norway.

He was inside a protective plexiglass enclosure, when the curious bear started pawing and clawing at the pod.

At one point, the bear stood up on its hind legs and shook the enclosure.

“It was a strange mixture of terror and comedy because it felt like, it just felt like a monumentally stupid thing to do. But it was incredible,” Buchanan told the BBC.

The effort went on for 40 minutes, as Buchanan gave a play-by-play of what was happening.

He says it was one of the most terrifying experiences of his life.

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