Models pose with bears, tigers and wolves in scenes straight from the pages of a fairytale

These brave models show no fear as they pose with bears, tigers and wolves, in scenes straight from the pages of a fairy tale.

The enchanting snaps show the female models cuddling up to the deadly animals and even taking naps with the often-unpredictable creatures.

PIC BY Olga Barantseva / CATERS NEWS

In true storybook style, the images were taken deep in a forest just outside Moscow and were shot by photographer, Olga Barantseva.

The bear, Stepan, is a 50-stone grizzly bear was adopted by a Russian couple when he was just three months old.

PIC BY Olga Barantseva / CATERS NEWS

He is so tame that he watches television with his adoptive parents and often poses for Olga during photoshoots.

Olga said: “I’ve always had this idea of photographing people together with the animals and a couple years ago I saw a TV show about Stepan.

PIC BY Olga Barantseva / CATERS NEWS

“I contacted his owners Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko who adopted the bear when he was just three months old and did my first photoshoot with him.

“This time I decided that shooting with other animals might be interesting, so I started searching for other animals online to picture such as wolves and foxes.

PIC BY Olga Barantseva / CATERS NEWS

“I am trying to shoot scenes from popular Russian fairy tales as most of them have animals as their main characters.”