Photographer captures two bears fighting from just a few feet away

Jul 2, 2019

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Photographer captures two bears fighting from just a few feet away

Jul 2, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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We’ve seen some pretty wacky, scary, and plain stupid encounters of photographers and bears. Finnish photographer Tero Pylkkänen was lucky enough to capture a video of two bears fighting in what he called “best bear fight ever.” Two large brown bears started testing each other’s strength just feet away from the photographer, and he caught their fight on camera.

Tero was on a vacation with his family in Kuhmo, Finland. As he told Iltalehti.fi, they were located next to the bear feeding place at Boreal Wildlife Center when the epic fight began. Although he’d previously seen bears fighting, this was the first time he saw it from such a small distance – just 33 feet (ten meters) away from him. “Everyone except me saw that night the bear for the first time,” he told Iltalehti.fi. “Even my heart began to pump and I felt the adrenaline, so I can only imagine how exciting it was for the others.”

The photographer explained that, although the fight looks pretty rough, the bears’ goal generally isn’t to hurt each other badly. He added that bears fight to determine “which one’s the boss,” even when the mating season is over.  Nevertheless, the fight does look epic, and these animals are truly impressive. Tero managed to capture three minutes of the fight and make sure to check it out in the video above.

[via Iltalehti.fi]

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11 responses to “Photographer captures two bears fighting from just a few feet away”

  1. Michael Estwik Avatar
    Michael Estwik

    You should learn to differentiate a few feet away and 33 feet away.
    It’s ten meters away and that’s more than just a few meters.

    1. Nicole Phillips Avatar
      Nicole Phillips

      Michael Estwik still too close…lol

    2. Michael Estwik Avatar
      Michael Estwik

      Agree, but yet. There is a significant difference.

    3. That Dad Joke Bloke Avatar
      That Dad Joke Bloke

      The headline also says he captured the bears, but they both look pretty free to me!

    4. Paul H Avatar
      Paul H

      He was lucky. Maybe they were fighting over him, thinking either
      a) he was a female bear or
      b) he was lunch.

  2. Youenn Thms Avatar
    Youenn Thms

    Thierry ! Moi je pars en sifflotant après la photo ? vous occupez pas de moi hein ! ?

  3. Don Barnard Avatar
    Don Barnard

    “I’m eating that photographer “
    “No way! I called first dibs on him!”

    1. Rumpleschleppskin Avatar
      Rumpleschleppskin

      *photographer eventually sneaks away

  4. Daniel Fernandez Avatar
    Daniel Fernandez

    That’s not a fight, it’s a mild disagreement between bears. Still neat video though.

  5. Joana Saramago Avatar
    Joana Saramago

    My cats do the same all the time.

  6. Samim Mohammad Abbas Qazi Avatar
    Samim Mohammad Abbas Qazi

    He forgot they were fighting over him “This meal belongs to me”