Meet the brown bear Archie and his fishing human partner Veronika Dichka; they love spending time fishing in the forest lake together.
Archie was rescued from a safari park two years ago, and since he couldn’t be released back into the wild, Veronika took care of him like a pet.
Their tender relationship was captured by a photographer showing the pair cherishing their time together while on a fishing boat.
The photos show them sitting together, waiting for fish, and even having a happy moment hugging each other.
Veronika sat with a fishing rod in hand, waiting for some fish to bite while Archie was sitting next to her.
Veronika said: “He treated me like a member of his family, we shared food, [he] sleeps in my arms when he was scared, and hides behind my back.”
“We rescued him from the safari park but were unable to release him into the wild as he has lived in captivity all his life.”
“Archie spends every day with us and is madly patriotic. He loves it when I take him to new places, so this shoot was a joy for him! “