Black bear takes over Nikon DSLR from wildlife photographer, appears to shoot photos


posted Monday, December 24, 2012 at 4:23 PM EST


Remember the lioness we told you about last month who seemed to enjoy munching on a Canon 5D Mark II? Well, check out this black bear who seems to be enjoying taking photographs with a Nikon digital SLR.

The Nikon camera belongs to wildlife photographer Dean Swartz who had this to say about seeing his DSLR taken over by a budding bear photographer.

"This young black bear interrupted me as I was taking photographs of a sow and her three spring cubs in Orr, Minnesota," Swartz wrote. "She'd been observing me work for about forty-five minutes and, when her curiosity got the better of her, she tried her newly learned photo technique. One of the most memorable experiences I've ever had photographing wildlife. I hope it was as thrilling for her as it was for me!"

See the full image of the bear and the camera here and check out the video below from Epic Wildlife showing more of the images.

(Via ISO 1200 via Peta Pixel)