Brown Bear (by Old-Man-George)I was looking through this year's photos for some which I maybe missed first time around, and these 5 from Spain seemed to stand out. This is about as close as I'm ever likely to get to a bear - and for my sake I hope so. He was less than a metre from me here, and though you can't see it, there's actually an electric fence between us. Still, I couldn't help being nervous. These are huge animals, and it's a total privilege to see them so close-up.
- Hans Christian Andersen (via aestheticintrovert)