A wildlife digital camera crew was in a bear blind (AKA cover) in Finland earlier this month when a pair of huge bears confirmed up on the scene and determined to have an enormous, violent brawl simply toes away from the hidden onlookers and cameras.
Samuli Kiiveri, Olli Pietilä, and Tuomas Manninen of the YouTube channel Samulin Matkassa had been visiting the Boreal Wildlife Heart in Kuhmo, Finland, on July 1st and tenting out in a wood shed-style blind operated by the middle.
“After 45 minutes the bears began to seem, a complete of 4 bears arrived throughout the 5 hours we had been there,” the crew tells PetaPixel. “We’d have been pleased to have seen a glimpse of a single bear, however oh boy did our expectations get exceeded massively.”
Shortly after arriving on the scene, two of the massive bears determined they didn’t like one another.
“Two of the bears had been just about the identical dimension they usually began to roar very loudly to one another and moments later they engaged in a fierce brawl,” the crew says. “In response to consultants, they wouldn’t struggle so brutally over meals solely. It’s concerning the dominance of the world, as a result of females choose stronger males.”
Locals later advised the crew that there had solely been a single report of a bear struggle of this magnitude within the wildlife space over the previous decade and a half. Fortunately for Samulin Matkassa, they had been capable of seize the uncommon sight with a number of cameras and from tremendous shut vary.
“The entire scene, beginning with the extraordinarily loud roars adopted up by an enormous struggle, was an expertise that left the entire movie crew speechless and even confused for some time,” Samulin Matkassa says. “Really a once-in-a-lifetime expertise.”
There’s additionally an extended 27-minute video of the group’s time within the blind. You may also comply with together with their nature, wildlife, and fishing movies by subscribing to their YouTube channel.