This Photographer Captured The Incredibly Rare Friendship Between A Wild Wolf And Bear

Andrea A.
6/2/2016

The photographerLassi Rautiainen has been taking amazing photos of the wild world since the 70's. Fascinated by the beautiful landscapes inFinland, he often goes on expeditions aroundKhumo, the region bordering Russia.Last summer, he took a series of stunning photos which revealed the most incredibly rare friendship between a wild wolf and bear.

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A bear and a wolf are known to be hostile to each other in the wild, since they have similar prey so they are often predatory rivals if they live in the same area.

The photographerexplained to the Daily Mail:

No-one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends. I think that perhaps they were both alone and they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone. It seems to me that they feel safe being together, and so every evening met up for their dinner.

 

We'll let you soak in the incredible photos of their rare friendship here:

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Lassi Rautiainen is a photographer truly committed to his work. Since the start of his career, he has been fighting for the protection of wild species in Finland.He's also involved in fighting against the prejudice and fear that many of these carnivores suffer from.You can check out hisFacebookpage to keep up to date with his wonderful photography.

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