Normally a close encounter with a large grizzly bear would be an altogether terrifying experience. For photographer Drew Hamilton is was as calm and peaceful as anything you could imagine. This gigantic bear quietly strolled up and took a little break near the river just feet from Hamilton. The bear seemingly lethargic and unimpressed with Hamilton's presence yawns a bit and moves on.
The video was taken at Alaska's McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. Apparently the bears are quite comfortable with humans around and makes for unparalleled photographic opportunities. The sanctuary gets thousands of applications for visits per year but only a select few actually get in. Check out the incredible video below.