One cameraman got an unexpected close up during a picturesque Alaskan photoshoot.
While capturing some scenic nature shots, this photographer was joined briefly by a massive brown bear. The video captures the intimidating power of the 600 pound animal.
A favorite spot for nature enthusiasts to catch glimpses of bears and caribou, Alaska’s McNeil Sanctuary is extremely remote and only accessible by permit. Over the years, the Alaskan brown bears who frequent the river have become accustomed to the presence of humans in their habitat, which is why the bear felt comfortable enough to join the spectators.
Below is more video of brown bears feeding at the McNeil River.