Polar bear poses for sensational 'selfie'

Bear posed for unique shot with camera inches from his nose

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Polar bear poses for sensational 'selfie'

A wildlife photographer was left stunned after a polar bear got up close and personal with his camera.

Brave snapper Bill Drumm, 29, captured the softer side of the enormous animal as it investigated his equipment.

The bear, nicknamed Scar, got cosy with Bill who was riding a Tundra buggy through Churchill in Manitoba, Canada.

As he approached, quick-thinking Bill hung his camera out of the window just inches from its nose.

Scar, about 11ft tall on his hind legs, roamed around the wagon but did stop briefly to feast on a carcass.

Bill, from Monterey in California, USA, told Caters News: "Out of nowhere the bear got up and headed straight for our buggy.

"I was taking a photo of him when suddenly he jumped up on his back legs and stood right up to the side of the vehicle.

"When he was up there he took a few big whiffs of the air and looked around at the surprised people inside.

"Everyone was really shocked the first time he jumped up like that.

"I couldn't believe my luck that my camera was ready and waiting for the bear to take his own selfie."

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