Bear sits down next to Alaska photographer to watch nature

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 20, 2017 at 9:30 AM

April 20 (UPI) -- A man sitting at the edge of an Alaska river to capture images of nature was startled to be joined by a relaxed bear that enjoyed the view at his side.

Anchorage photographer Drew Hamilton said he was photographing bears playing in the McNeil River when another bear, which apparently just woke up, approached his spot.

Video captured by Hamilton shows the bear casually walk up and plop down next to the chair Hamilton set up next to the river.

Hamilton said he and the bear watched the other bears together for a short time until the larger mammal decided to join its brethren in the water.

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