Both are meant to be isolated hunters that strike fear into everything they meet.
But this male bear and female wolf clearly see the softer side in one another and eat dinner with one another.
Each evening after a hard-day’s hunting this pair of unlikely friends could be seen sharing a romantic deer carcass meal together as the sun set over their wilderness home.
Rare pictures show how the young brown bear and grey wolf would sit down to eat together and even enjoy romantic views over the landscape for up to two-hours.
The heart-warming pictures of this unusual partnership were captured by nature photographer Lassi Rautiainen, 56, in the wilds of northern Finland.
‘No-one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends,’ said Lassi.
‘I think that perhaps they were both alone and they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone.
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