Shane Untamed follows intrepid "one man band" producer, shooter, host, and adventurer Shane Reynolds – better known to his friends as "Shane O" – on a pilgrimage to the wildest places on earth. He's out to experience a world of wild animals and wild spaces that most of us only dream of seeing and, along the way, explore the people and cultures that call these incredible, and often remote, places home. Shane O is about exploring far-off places in an adventuresome way – sometimes hilarious, sometimes serious, but always fun. He's not an "animal guy" per se... he's us, our proxy, in search of knowledge and experience. Shane will team up with experts who can help him come out of each adventure in one piece, because like any great journey, each episode has an ultimate goal – from diving with whale sharks in Djibouti to rappelling a tepui in the rain forests of Guyana. Told through his unique storytelling and camera and editing style, each episode of Shane Untamed not only promises to be an amazing, personal encounter with wildlife and cultures around the globe, but also a no-holds-barred adventure that takes viewers on the journey of a lifetime! (Source: National Geographic)
Everything about Alaska is big, so it's no surprise that Shane O has flown to Kodiak Island, the biggest island in Alaska, with his sights set on two massive animal species. First, he tracks goliath Kodiak bears while cruising down a river in a pontoon raft, and gets a little too close for comfort to one of the potentially aggressive giants. Then, while kayaking, Shane is lucky enough to encounter not one fin whale at close range, but multiple whales surrounding him for a breathtakingly beautiful view.