Incredible close-ups of nosey polar bear investigating camera

A wildlife photographer was left stunned after a polar bear got up close and personal with his camera.

Brave snapper Bill Drumm, 29, captured the softer side of the enormous animal as it investigated his equipment.

This is the moment a polar bear got up close and personal with a camera

This is the moment a polar bear got up close and personal with a camera

The bear, nicknamed Scar, got cosy with Bill who was riding a Tundra buggy through Churchill in Manitoba, Canada.

As he approached, quick-thinking Bill hung his camera out of the window just inches from its nose.

The bear, nicknamed Scar, got cosy with the cameraman

The bear, nicknamed Scar, got cosy with the cameraman

Scar, about 11ft tall on his hind legs, roamed around the wagon but did stop briefly to feast on a carcass.

Bill, from Monterey in California, USA, said: “Out of nowhere the bear got up and headed straight for our buggy.

“I was taking a photo of him when suddenly he jumped up on his back legs and stood right up to the side of the vehicle.

“When he was up there he took a few big whiffs of the air and looked around at the surprised people inside.

“Everyone was really shocked the first time he jumped up like that.

“I couldn’t believe my luck that my camera was ready and waiting for the bear to take his own selfie.”