As a camera records both creatures sharing a meal on several evenings, a surprising alliance between a bear and wolf emerges.
The wolf and the bear
A female grey wolf and a male brown bear's remarkable "friendship" was captured by Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen over the course of ten days in 2013. Together, they traveled everywhere while hunting and splitting their catch.
For ten days in a row, a male brown bear and a female gray wolf were seen socializing, playing, and occasionally sharing meals.
Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen, now 62, told Daily Mail in 2013 that it was "very unusual to see a bear and a wolf getting along like this." According to what I could gather, this friendship was genuinely formed for the first time, at least in Europe.
Nobody can truly understand why or how young wolf and bear came to be buddies, Lassi said. It is wonderful to discuss uncommon occurrences in the outdoors that you would never expect to witness, according to the author. "I think that perhaps they were both alone, young, and a little unsure of how to survive alone."
Both are intended to be lone hunters who terrorize everyone they encounter. The male bear and female wolf, however, have dinner together and are evidently attracted to one another. Adapted from Lassi-Rautiainen
The two were spotted engaging in what can only be characterized as play.
Table for two: After a long day of hunting, this unusual friendship group would gather each evening for dinner.
Lassi Rautiainen, a 56-year-old wildlife photographer, captured the endearing images of this unusual alliance while exploring the wilderness in northern Finland.
Unhurried mealtimes In a few rare photographs, a young brown bear and grey wolf are seen eating together and even taking up to two hours to appreciate the scenery.
Like something from a Disney movie
Nature is full of surprises Even scientists are baffled by the relationship between the bear and the wolf, but the pair seemed content enough in each other’s company.
‘No one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends,’ said Lassi. ‘I think that perhaps they were both alone and they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone.