Fortunately, there was no need for me to run, because I was sitting safely inside a hide in Finland. :-) Had I been hiking in the forest on my own, this would have been a totally different situation.

Still, even from the safety of a hide, looking straight into those eyes of a wild brown bear is pretty impressive. This bear appeared shortly after midnight (there is virtually 24 hour daylight in June) and it didn't notice me until I took my first shot. It suddenly stopped and looked at the hide, probably wondering what that sound was and if it would be edible. :-) A few seconds later it disappeared into the greens again. I was happy that I had fought my desire to go to sleep.

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