A photographer has captured footage of an intense bear fight from just feet away, which saw the two animals growling, launching at, and attacking each another.
The incredible footage was recorded by nature photographer and guide Tero Pylkkanen, who was camping out in Kuhmo, Finland. Simply titling the video "Best bear fight ever," Pylkkanen uploaded the footage to YouTube.
The three-minute long incident took place just 33 feet (ten meters) away from where he was situated. He says he waited around an hour before the first bear showed up. It was upon the arrival of the second, another hour later, that the brawl broke out.
Speaking of the lucky moment to PetaPixel, he said:
I was in the bear hide with my family and these two bear were following each other maybe a couple of hours, and then luckily they took action in front of our hide.
Pylkkanen was also keen to establish that the aim of the bears is merely to establish dominance, not necessarily to mortally wound each other.
It seems the long wait was worth it, since the end result was such a close-up perspective of n intense fight between the two creates. Check out the clip to see the action for yourself.