Lassi Rautiainen, a wildlife photographer, managed to capture heartwarming images deep in the wilds of northern Finland.
The footage portrays an unexpected camaraderie between two of Europe’s most deadly carnivores.
“No-one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends,” added Lassi.
“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.”
The 56-year-old photographer has spent his life photographing Finland’s animals.
His mission is to reconnect people with nature. Lassi’s goal with all of his work, including pictorials, articles, and books, is to show the beauty of nature and to convince people that they are safe in the wilds.
He hopes that via his amazing work, people would be able to appreciate the beauty of the “big five” and share his admiration for them.
Lassi’s most recent initiative aimed to dispel preconceptions about Finland’s great carnivores and emphasize their stunning beauty.
Things have changed around Wildlife Lassi Rautiainen’s photo locations and widespread acceptance of wildlife as a result of his dedication. Tourism has grown considerably as well!
Lassi Rautiainen told the Daily Mail, “It’s very unusual to see a bear and a wolf getting on like this.”
“From what I could find, it’s actually the first time, at least in Europe, where such a friendship was developed.”
“It seems to me that they feel safe being togethe.”