Mama bear ordered her four cubs to climb a tree in Finland

Jun 12th, 2017 | By | Category: News from the Bear World

12.6.2017 – Source: Iltalehti

On the 31st of May when 15 years old Niklas Mauro was driving with his father on a road in Lieksa in eastern Finland he suddenly caught sight of no less than five bears!

The bears – a mama and four cubs – were about 20-25 meters from the road. When the mother noticed the photographer she ordered her babies to climb a tree – which they immediately did.

This one hesitated a little ….

… but soon all four were safe and mama bear could take it easy.

The mama bear was quite calm and let Niklas take photos for about 10 minutes! Obviously the mother instinctively knew the boy taking photos was a nice guy!

Niklas says he’s seen a bear before but this was the first time he had a chance to take photos. He doesn’t consider himself as an active photographer but luckily he had his camera with him so he could take these unique pictures.

The cubbie has a bird’s eye wiew of the photographer.


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  1. Tolle Fotos. ! 🙂

    Man hat nicht jeden Tag Gelegenheit
    vier Bärchen mit ihrer Mama an der
    Strasse zu sehen. Gut, dass der
    Mann seine Kamera dabei hatte.
    Die Mutter scheint in der Tat
    🙂 sehr entspannt auf das
    Fotoshooting zu reagieren.

  2. What a splendid set of photos. Mama is taking no chances
    and the cubs get to practise how fast they can race up the

  3. Dear Mervi!
    I suppose the boy was lucky mama bear did not consider him as a real threat for her babys…
    So she merely told them to climb a tree, didn´t attack the boy and let him take his pics.
    What cuties the cubs are! Thank you for showing!

    Yes, one can experience adventures – with bears – when driving through a forest…
    In case there are people who don´t know the following video:


  4. Dear Mervi,
    it is seldom to see a mother with four cubs. The pictures are great.

  5. Liebe Mervi



  6. Liebe Mervi,

    es ist immer wieder beeindruckend zu sehen, wie schnell die kleinen Bären bei Gefahr auf dem Baum sind.
    Der Fotograf hat wirklich großes Glück bei diesem Schnappschuss gehabt und die Bärenmutter so
    entspannt geblieben ist.
    Der Videolink von AnkeB ist auch große klasse!

    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße!

  7. Liebe Mervi,

    der Anblick der Bären ist so niedlich.
    Ich stelle mir gerade vor, wenn ich am Waldrand entlang radeln würde, und eine Bärenfamilie sehe. Das wäre echt irre.
    Ich hätte wahrscheinlich etwas Angst, dass die Mama ihre Kinder verteidigen will. Aber diese Bärin schien ja sehr entspannt zu sein.
    Tolles Erlebnis und super Aufnahmen.

    DSanke fürs Einstellen.

    Liebe Grüße

  8. Dear Mervi!

    This is so amazing! Quadruplets, a relaxed mama bear and a photographer who knew how to take his chance in stead of running away.
    I bet neither of them will forget this encounter.

    Danke fürs Einstellen!