Over the course of 2022, we featured an unusually high number of bear-related stories. So, is there a better way to conclude this year with another story featuring a bear? This one is about bear photography – but it’s the bear who is the photographer. Well, sort of. A chubby bear cub was caught on camera as it was “re-adjusting” it to get a different angle. And the results were pretty darn good, as the camera filmed many wild animals.
Photographer captures grizzly enjoying a siesta in front of trail cam
Now that the temperatures are climbing, it’s pretty usual for Spaniards to have the odd siesta to make it through the hot afternoons. Bears it seems also enjoy their naps. One lucky wildlife photographer managed to capture one bear’s lengthy sleep in the woods on his trail cam.
Nature photographer Robert Martinez spent three years hoping to capture a bear taking a nap before he finally achieved it. He filmed the bear sleeping for a good four hours in Angeles National Forest.
Wildlife photographer has close encounter with black bear and films the whole thing
A wildlife photographer had a close encounter with a black bear when he was out photographing in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. But his instincts as a photographer overtook his survival instincts and he filmed and photographed the whole encounter, even up to the point when he had to resort to using bear spray.
Curtis Matwishyn says that he was out shooting photos on a trail when the bear started following him. He started out a good 100 metres away, far enough that Curtis was actually having to use his long lens to capture the bear.
What to do when approached by a bear? If you’re this woman, you shoot a selfie with it
What would you if a bear approached you and started sniffing you? I’d probably scream and run for my life, but this lady saw a photo opportunity in it. A video recently emerged showing the woman as a bear approached her – and she took her phone out and snapped a selfie.
Wild bear gives woman a good scare when she tries to take a photo with it
It’s fairly often that we hear of tragic encounters between wild animals and humans “who just wanted to take a photo.” Still, it doesn’t seem to be enough of a warning for people who want to pose with wild animals for social media.
TikTok user Alessandro Băcăoanu recently published a video of a woman who tried to pose next to a bear while a man photographed her from a car’s roof. The bear lunged at her, and she was lucky to escape fast enough.
Photographer captures two bears fighting from just a few feet away
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.
Watch this drone terrify a mother bear and her cub
Have you seen the viral drone footage of mama bear and her cub trying to climb up a snow-covered mountain? The baby loses its footing several times and slides back down, but eventually manages to join his mom at the top.
Many people have interpreted this video as a metaphor for determination, but biologists who saw it have a different opinion. The determined baby bear inspired a lot of motivational posters and caused a lot of “awwws.” However, it was apparently the drone that made the animals run in panic in the first place.
This photographer stands up to a polar bear while taking photos
We’ve seen a couple of encounters of photographers and bears so far. This video from RM Videos shows a polar bear that got too close to a photographer and did it more than once more than once. But the photographer kept his cool stood up to the animal each time, and then casually went on taking photos.
Man mauled to death shooting selfie with a bear on way home from a wedding
I thought the wave of stupid selfie deaths had ended, although it seems you’re still more likely to die from a selfie than a shark attack. The latest in the long line of no-longer-with-us selfie shooters is Prabhu Bhatara. The Independent report that after stopping to go to the toilet on his way home from a wedding, Bhataru spotted an injured bear in the Nabarangpur district of Odisha in India.
They say that fellow passengers suggested it might not be the best idea for him to take a photo with the animal. But it seems that he knew better and tried anyway. After getting close to the bear, it struck out, which was followed by a struggle between the two. They also report that a stray dog came to the man’s defence and bit the bear, while onlookers, umm… looked on, but it failed to deter the bear.
Watch a bear sit next to a photographer: it’s both heartwarming and terrifying
Ah, wildlife photography… What a great way to take some gorgeous shots while also enjoying nature. You sit there, enjoy peace, quiet and beautiful weather, think about stuff, hang out with a bear… Wait, what?
Yup, while he was taking photos, photographer Drew Hammond had a visit from a large bear who approached and sat beside him. It seems like the bear wanted to enjoy the beautiful day himself, and the scene is both adorable and scary as hell.
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