On the brutal Bering Sea, in the depths of the Alaskan winter, a special breed of men and women head out in search of one of the most lucrative catches in the world.

King crab is their quarry; its succulent meat heading for the finest dining rooms across the world. Each haul can make tens of thousands of dollars for the captain and crew, all that they have to contend with is the danger.

Statistically, Alaskan crab fishing is one of the most, if not the most, dangerous jobs in the world. There are 300 deaths per 100,000, which is 150% the rate for pilots and loggers – the two next most hazardous occupations. And that doesn’t include crippling injuries they can face working with heavy equipment and pots that can weigh up to a ton when full of crab.