Video: Someone call health and safety – Scantily-clad models pose with live 650kg bear in snow-covered forest for photoshoot
Published 24/04/2015 | 09:18
WHO knew modelling could be such a dangerous profession – as two models pose with a live 650kg bear.
The photoshoot was organised as part of an anti-hunting campaign.
Not only did the models have to contend with the ferocious animal, but also Moscow’s freezing weather.
Photographer Olga Barantseva captured the pictures.
He said: "We wanted to show the natural harmony between humans and bears."
The models posed with Stephen the bear, who weighs a whopping 650kg.
Models Maria Sidorova and Lidia Fetisova had to hug, cuddle and kiss the massive animal during the shoot.
Photographer Barantseva added: "It is about showing a traditional friendship - just like between two human friends - but between humans and the bears in Russia.
"We all need to live side-by-side in harmony and not hunt our fellow citizens who live in the forest."