Photographs capture amazing moment bear cubs dance together in a circle
An amateur photographer has captured the amazing moment bear cubs dance together in a circle.
The incredible snaps were captured by Valtteri Mulkahainen, who teaches physical education in Sotkamo, Finland. When he's not in the classroom, he's busy taking photographs of the natural world which he shares on his Facebook page.This is the incredible moment a wild bear taste-tested a beekeeper's honey:
Now, while there is no doubt that Mulkahainen has a real talent for photography, it's easy to see why these pictures are the stand out members of his portfolio, featuring a scene that could, quite literally, have been taken straight of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
In an interview with Bored Panda about the incredible snaps, he said: "I photographed the cubs with the bear all evening and all night.
"The cubs behaved like little children.
"They were playing, and even started a few friendly fights. I felt like I was on a playground in front of my house, where small children frolic around. That's how much they reminded me of little children."
The pictures were taken when Mulkahainen was exploring the town of Martinselkonen and stationed himself near a clearing where he was soon joined by a mother bear and her three cubs.
"At one point, the three of them got up on their hind legs and started pushing each other. It was like they were dancing in a circle," he explained.
While these pictures are currently circulating online, they were actually taken back in 2013, per Bored Panda, so the cubs featured will most likely have dancing cub circles of their own by now.
So, how was Mulkahainen able to safely take the pictures?! I hear you ask. Well, this was because he was stationed inside a shelter 164 feet away from the animals.
It sounds like the perfect evening to us!