Polar Bear Hugs Dog (3 of 6)Everyone loves hugs, even Polar Bears. While on a photography excursion in Canada’s Hudson Bay, photographer Norbert Rosing captured these striking images of a wild bear approaching his tethered sled dogs.

Rosing was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs. Then the bear did something completely unexpected… he started playing with the dogs. The Polar Bear returned every night that week to play with Rosing’s sled dogs.

Polar Bear Hugs

It’s hard to believe that this bear only wanted to hug someone!

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Frightened sled dogs start barking at the large polar bear.
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An open arm invites the sled dogs to sniff its body.
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Kiss time!
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Nuzzling.
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Bear hugs!
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Let’s play.