teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it

Baby animals are too precious for words. And yes, many will agree that cubs, puppies, or kittens or way cuter than human babies. If you’re a nonbeliever, check out these perfectly playful cubs, dancing, wrestling, and being adorable!

teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it

Physical education teacher Valtteri Mulkahainen from Sotkamo, Finland, is a wildlife enthusiast. He devoted his free time to taking miraculous wildlife pictures, and the results are often incredible.

teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it

While exploring Finish taiga near Martinselkonen, Valtteri caught a glimpse of a mama bear and her cubs. Luckily for us, his camera was ready to capture these precious moments.

Dancing cubes

teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it

The teacher and photographer was amazed by the view. He told BoredPanda:

“The bear cubs behaved like little children.”

“They were playing and even started a few friendly fights. I felt like I was on a playground in front of my house, where small children frolic around. That’s how much these adorable animals reminded me of little children. At one point, the three of them got up on their hind legs and started pushing each other. It was like they were dancing in a circle.”

teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it

Valtteri stayed in his shelter 50 meters (164 feet) away from the bears, but he didn’t leave them the whole day and night:

“I photographed the cubs with the bear all evening and all night.”

While you can spot a bear pretty much anywhere in Finland, they try to stay away from people, especially new moms. So, Valtteri’s photos are a rare insight into an ordinary day of a mama bear and her lively bunch.

teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it

The cubs in these photos expressed tremendous strength, agility, and we’re sure they’ll be great hunters when the time comes. Bears are also fantastic swimmers and climbers, but all we want to do is cuddle when we look at these cubs!

Check out the praying baby bear

Valtteri Mulkahainen will never forget seeing this gentle side of powerful hunters. And speaking of hunters, they are just as bad in Finland as they are across the globe.

teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it

The Finnish Natural Resources Institute estimates there were between 2020 and 2130 bears before the 2019 hunting season.

The numbers are always declining, so if you know a hunter, show them these pictures of baby bears enjoying life. These images are heartwarming!

teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it
teacher stumbles upon baby bears ‘dancing’ in finland forest, thinks he’s imagining it