Valtteri Mulkahainen, a physical education teacher from Sotkamo, Finland, has been spending a lot of his leisure time photographing animals. Valtteri has been photographing his country’s wild creatures for the past six years and has recorded many spectacular moments. And one of them is the subject of this story.
Valtteri intended to travel across the Finnish taiga at Martinselkonen. A brown bear with a couple tiny cubs came into a clearing while the guy was investigating the area.
Valtteri told Bored Panda that the bear cubs acted like small toddlers. “They were having fun and even got into a couple friendly brawls. I felt as though I were on a playground in front of my house, surrounded by young children. These beautiful creatures reminded me so much of small toddlers. The three of them eventually sprang up on their hind legs and began shoving each other. They seemed to be dancing in a circle.”
Valtteri got the best view from a shelter 50 meters (164 feet) away from the lovely bear baby action. “All evening and night, I photographed the cubs with the bear,” he added.
With the exception of the Land Islands, bears may be found almost wherever in Finland. The majority of them dwell in the country’s eastern regions, particularly in Lapland, although they may also be seen in the country’s southern and western regions.
Bears are nimble and powerful, as the cubs have successfully demonstrated. They make excellent use of their forelegs for both hunting and movement. They’re also excellent swimmers and climbers. They are, in essence, the entire package.