Film - 'Bluebird' - 'Across the Lake' - Coniston Water, Lake District
Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins steps into a replica of Bluebird to mark the launch of a BBC television drama about the death of speed king Donald Campbell. On location at Coniston Water in Cumbria, Hopkins takes the leading role as Donald Campbell in 'Across The Lake' which will be screened later in the year (1988). DOnald Campbell's body wasn't recovered after Bluebird crashed at more than 300mph in an attempt to break his own world record on the same lake on January 4th 1967, though his teddy bear mascot 'Mr Whoppit' (a replica is shown here) was found floating on the surface the next day.
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Polar bear with cubs
Polar bear and cubs (Ursus maritimus). This large predator is native throughout Arctic circumpolar regions, although its range is limited by the extent of the pack ice. A male polar bear can weigh up to 600kg and measure 2.6m in length. Its diet ranges from birds to beluga whales to its more regular prey of seals. The polar bear can hunt on the land and in the water. It is known to have killed humans. Photographed in Svalbard, in the Arctic.
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Young koala in a tree. The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal (tree-living) marsupial. Females have pouches in which their young suckle and grow. The koala is relatively sedentary and sleeps for up to 18 hours a day. This is due to its poor diet, which consists mainly of the leaves from a few species of eucalyptus trees. The koala inhabits the forests of Tasmania and eastern Australia, living alone or in small groups. Photographed in Australia.
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