Real-life brother bear: adorable cubs appear to shake hands in stunning set of pictures
Two baby bears appear to shake hands – just like a real-life Brother Bear.
The adorable set of images – which has echoes of the hit animated Disney film – was captured in Kamchatka, Russia.
The two cubs can be seen whispering in each others ears, just like in the Hollywood hit.
And then, as they stand in the flowing waters of Kuril Lake, the adorable duo appear to shake on their decision – as one offers his outstretched paw.
Professional photographer, Sergey Ivanov, 52, said: “At first it looked like they had had a small dispute and then the one on the right appeared to calm down and held his paw toward the left one.
“It seemed like a meeting of two best friends with handshaking.”
In Disney hit Brother Bear, a young Indian brave is transformed into a bear and enlists the help of a real bear cub to help him transform back into a human.
Sergey, from Kirov, Russia, added: “Bears are my favourite animals. I visit Kamchatka almost every year just to watch and photograph the brown bears.
“When at home I miss dearly watching their lives unfold – it is a magical experience to see in person.”