Bear(y) photogenic! Daring photographer snaps adorable frizzy bear closeups

This cute bear posed for incredible close-up pictures while searching for dinner in a lake.

Mike Korostelev, 36, from Moscow, captured the beautiful animal hunting nose first for some tasty grub.

PIC BY Mike Korostelev / CATERS NEWS

Travel company director Mike took the images in South-Kamchatka Federal Sanctuary in Russia last month.

He said: “I’m an underwater photographer of wild animals, but sometimes – like at this moment – I use my camera above the water.

PIC BY Mike Korostelev / CATERS NEWS

“In the photos, the bears are just walking around the lake – they are searching for salmon as it is spawning season.

“I put the camera in their way, and I used a remote control for shooting.

PIC BY Mike Korostelev / CATERS NEWS

PIC BY Mike Korostelev / CATERS NEWS

“My favourite photo is the one where a mother with a cub already walks away from the camera, and a second curious cub is looking at the camera.”