If you go to the forest today, you are definitely in for a joke surprise! Bear cubs seem to enjoy a dance together in the Finnish forest
- A female and two young male baby brown bears pictured gathered in circle, holding hands and dancing
- Bears were spotted in eastern Finland near Suomussalmi and pictured while enjoying a dance and tapping their feet
- Their mother watched from behind a tree while the young people played and fought ‘just like little children’
Captivating photos seem to show a family of baby brown bears dancing together in a forest in Finland.
Two of the young male bears and one female saw themselves gathering together and seemed to hold each other’s hands and move in a circle.
At just a few months old the young animals seem to dance, tap their feet and move to the sound of music.
The mother of the cubs relaxed behind a tree while her offspring played together and fought “like little children” in Eastern Finland near Suomussalmi.
After a while, one of the baby bears stood alone and seemed to do a victory jig, while in another image another baby bear escaped from a tree.
Playtime: a family of baby brown bears seemed to be dancing when their mother was relaxing behind a nearby tree in Finland
PE teacher Valtteri Mulkahainen, 52, was lucky to witness the magic moment and recorded it on his camera
After a while, one baby bear stood alone and seemed to be doing a victory jig in eastern Finland at Suomussalmi
PE teacher Valtteri Mulkahainen was lucky to experience the magical moment and recorded it on his camera that he uses as a hobby.
The 52-year-old traveled through Eastern Finland when they encountered the bears at Suomussalmi.
He explored the Finnish taiga – a boreal forest – around the town of Martinselkonen when he came to an open space and saw a mother bear, who was then accompanied by the group of cubs.
Valtteri, from Sotkamo in Eastern Finland, said: “When I saw them on their hind legs, I thought I was imagining it.
“It seemed like I was in a fairy tale in the middle of the magical forest.
“If the bears started singing, I probably would not have been surprised because it was so unusual to watch.”
According to Valtteri, the bears were constantly fighting and playing with each other “just like little children” while he watched.
Naughty: One of the baby bears tried to escape from a tree in the forest after the group was seen playing together in a circle
According to Valtteri, the bears were constantly fighting and playing with each other “just like little children” while he watched
Valtteri Mulkahainen captured the moment when a mother bear peeks a game and plays a boo before sharing a sweet kiss
While the mother bear was eating, her children were constantly fighting as they stood on their hind legs and tumbled on the floor.
They stood opposite each other in a circle and began to push and bite as if they were dancing.
Their mother would always be present and watch closely in case other bears came to them.
Valtteri said: “There are four cubs, but one is missing because the instructor said he was born very weak and probably did not survive.
“It was interesting to see that they are all different in character – some were bullies and others avoided fights and were calm.
‘Most of their scenes are reminiscent of characters from fairy tales about bears, with all bears walking on their hind legs and dancing around.
“It wasn’t scary because the pictures were taken from a small house, so safety was guaranteed.”
Valtteri has photographed bears for many years and placed them on his Facebook page.