Photographer Drew Hamilton was close to the McNeil River in Alaska to capture the thriving flora and fauna of the picturesque abode. However, he got way more than he expected for when a carefree grizzly bear casually walked up to him to give him some company!
As explained by Drew, the gigantic bear had just woken up from a nap while the rest of his bear family was playing down the river. For some reason, the bear was interested of Drew’s laidback body language as he soaked in the scenic surroundings. The bear walked to a spot next to Drew’s chair, and began looking at the green nature with a sense of astonishment!
Seconds later, the bear settled down on the grass near Drew. Together, they watched the other bears having fun by the riverside and at that moment, they both shared an unusual kind of companionship! After sitting for a while, the bear bid farewell to his new human buddy and left to join his family at the river.
It’s fascinating to see the bear’s composed and carefree attitude around Drew, who he clearly considers friendly. The bear might be a fearful predator, but he certainly treats Drew like a kindred spirit. Their unexpected encounter is too pure for words! Keep your volume up to enjoy the satisfying sounds of nature echoing through this heavenly video and the man saying “Ay ay ay ay” when the bear got a little too close!
Click the video below to watch Drew’s close and wholesome encounter with the friendly bear.
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