Finnish photographer, Lassi Rautiainen, has taken notice of these strange relationships over the years of working in the field, but it was on his most recent trip that he captured photos of one of the strangest relationships he’s ever witnessed.
Here we see a bear and a wolf together in seemingly close proximity. Lassi thought it was a fluke, but the longer he watched them, the more he realized that they actually worked together and kept each other company.
They hunted together and even shared meals. For two top predators to engage in this kind of activity is unheard of, but the arrangement seems to work well for both of them. It’s likely that this friendship will last for the rest of their lives.
Unlikely bonds are being created in nature all of the time, and no one is sure how these friendships start out to begin with. To see them flourish is definitely something amazing to watch.
To see that animals are capable of creating relationships between different species tells us that we don’t give them enough credit when it comes to finding a source of support and someone they can rely on in their time of need.
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