Watch: Bear cub using trail camera as climbing frame
Baby bears are just as curious as human toddlers, it seems. They love to climb and explore their surroundings, and if a trail cam gets in the way, well, there’s no reason not to investigate it.
Photographer and videographer Daniel Elster found out the hard way recently when he managed to capture a video of a couple of inquisitive bear cubs using his trail camera as a climbing frame.
Elster is a wildlife photographer based in Oregon and often uses wildlife cameras to monitor animal activity on the trails. In the video, you see the first tiny bear cub leaving its mother’s side after spotting the camera.
The cub is quick to investigate, climbing up the tripod, looking down the lens, and eventually completely changing the angle of the camera! Its sibling seems less impressed, and after a short moment, both cubs run off to rejoin mum.
It’s an adorable video, the bear cubs acting very much as a human small child might. Bears are notoriously curious and have caused some pretty funny moments on trail cameras. Recently one bear went viral for taking over 400 self-portraits on a Rocky Mountain trail camera.
Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe