You couldn’t pay me enough to money to get this close to a live brown bear in the wild.
I have no idea how everyone in this video is staying so calm, and even more miraculously, not completely shitting their pants. I would have been shaking and screaming, just dying to run away… and yet, they all just stood there like the situation unfolding was totally casual.
Most even whipped out their phones…
Are you hoping to capture your last moments on film?
There’s not much context provided for where or how the situation unfolded, but it appears to be Alaska.
According to the caption, the man calmly talking to the big bear was the group’s sea plane captain and tour guide so he’s probably got a lot of experience dealing with brown bears, You can even hear the guide ask the group if they have their cameras out at one point, but this was still a little too close for comfort.
When the big brown turns back around though…
The video was first posted to TikTok by MrsB111, who also appears to have visited the legendary Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park on the same trip to watch some bears to do some fishing.
Given the area the lady seems to be visiting, it makes sense that the bear was so calm around people.
It likely resides in an area with high tourist traffic and it’s got its mind set on fish this time of year.