A teacher named Valtteri Mulkahainen, who taught as the physical education teacher in a school at Sotkamo, Finland has devoted his leisure time of life to nature photography. For the last 6 years, Valtteri Mulkahainen has been taking pictures of the wildlife in the country and has taken many amazing pictures. Today’s story is about one of those magical moments that seem to be out of a Disney storybook.
On the June 3rd of 2013, Valtteri Mulkahainen was exploring the area around the town called Martinselkonen. As he was observing the area, he came to notice a bear that came out in the clearing of the forest with few little bear cubs.
Valtteri said, “These cubs behaved as if they were like little human children. They were all playing and then even a few of them had friendly fights with each other. I was feeling as if I was on the playground that is in front of my home where I often see small children frolicking about. This was how much these bear cubs reminded me of little children. But suddenly at one point of them playing around, 3 of the bear cubs got up on their hind legs and then started pushing each other. It seemed as if these bear cubs were dancing in the circle.”
Valtteri was watching these bear cubs from a shelter that was located about 50 meters from this amazing magical scene and he had the perfect view for taking h pictures. He said, “I photographed those bear cubs all evening and then all night.”
In Finland, one can bump into bears almost everywhere except the Aland Islands. Most of the bears live in the country’s eastern region and the Lapland. These creatures are seen regularly by the people in the western and southern regions of Finland as well.
The fact that Valtteri managed to capture perfect shots of this bear family is really amazing. Bears usually avoid humans and they are also rarely seen by humans in the wild as they would immediately retreat after detecting human presence.
As per the latest assessments by the Finnish Natural Resources Institute, the country had about 2020 to 2130 bear population before the bear hunting season of 2019.