In the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, the photographer witnessed a real drama — a bear tried to protect her cubs from attack.
36-year-old Denis Budkov filmed the moment when an aggressive male moved towards a female bear, who, along with three cubs, calmly hunted fish in the river.
The bear rushed at the male, covering her babies. The cubs looked scared at the fight of adult bears.
Fortunately, the fight lasted only a few minutes.