Lassi Rautiainen captured a series of amazing pictures of a quite unusual interspecies friendship between a male brown bear and female gray wolf in Northern Finland.
Both the bear and wolf are solitude hunters in the wild, but it is clear a mutual companionship has developed to hunt and protect each from other potential predators. While it is unclear how the bear and young wolf become companions, it appears they feel safer together and have spent a lot of time interacting late in the day, most often between 8PM and 4AM. One reason why the bear and wolf teamed up is the belief they were separated from their parents at a young age and unsure of the best way to survive alone. Plus, they were even witnessed sharing meals. Even in the complete remote wilderness, wild animals like the brown bear and gray wolf can live and work in harmony to achieve survival.