Russian Models Pose Next To Grizzly Bear

Two scantily clad models pose with a giant brown bear - in a bizarre bid to raise awareness about the ferocious predator’s softer side.

The strange scenes were pictured in a forest outside of Moscow, Russia, and have gone viral in the country.

The series of photos show two models - Maria Sidorova and Lidia Fetisova - hugging, cuddling and kissing the 650kg bear, named Stephen.

Photographer Olga Barantseva, who captured the dream-like series of snaps, said: “We wanted to show the natural harmony between humans and bears.