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Four bear cubs climb up a tree for safety as an alpha male approaches them. Fearing for her cub’s lives the mother bear urged them to scramble up the nearest tree trunk while she kept watch on the ground. The scene was captured by photographer Lauri Tammik in woods in north Finland.

Picture: Lauri Tammik/Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 5 March 2013 - Telegraph)

Four bear cubs climb up a tree for safety as an alpha male approaches them. Fearing for her cub’s lives the mother bear urged them to scramble up the nearest tree trunk while she kept watch on the ground. The scene was captured by photographer Lauri Tammik in woods in north Finland.

Picture: Lauri Tammik/Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 5 March 2013 - Telegraph)