Upon first seeing these photos, you might think this is another live action Disney movie in the making, but it’s not.
This is nature at its most adorable, and we are 100% here for it. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not some wild animals would be friends together, these incredible photos might help to clear that up for you.
Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen captured the amazing sight of a female grey wolf and a male brown bear. The unlikely friendship was documented over the course of ten days in 2013. The duo was captured walking everywhere together, hunting as a team and sharing their spoils.
Each evening after a hard of hunting the pair shared a convivial deer carcass meal together at the dusk in the wilderness.
The photos are more magical than words can express, so we hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we did.
They hung out together for at least 10 days.
“It’s very unusual to see a bear and a wolf getting on like this” Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen, told the Daily Mail in 2013 when he took these surprising photos. “From what I could find, it’s actually the first time, at least in Europe, where such a friendship was developed.”
“No-one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends,” Lassi continued. “I think that perhaps they were both alone and they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone…It is nice to share rare events in the wild that you would never expect to see.”
Lassi’s guess is as good as any, as there are no scientific studies on the matter, and it is very hard to find such cases – especially in the wild.
“It seems to me that they feel safe being together,” Lassi adds.
The duo comes from two species that are meant to scare everything the meet. However, this male bear and female wolf clearly see each other as friends, focusing on the softer side in one another and eat dinner together.
Look at how they share a meal- it’s the cutest thing ever to us but it serves a purpose for them.
After looking through these photos, I am absolutely convinced that bears are just giant puppies, and wolves are their best mates. I mean, look at them play together!
Yep. Giant puppies.