Snow much fun: The bears are snapped enjoying the snow (Picture: Duncan Usher/Solent News)
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It seems even bears enjoy a snow day, as the pair of bears frolicked in the snow acting like excitable children, taking turns to slide to the bottom of the frozen slope.
Their incredible 20-minute display was captured by British photographer Duncan Usher who travelled to a German wildlife park to capture some action shots, but ended up with a little more than he bargained for.
He said: ‘I decided to travel to the park in the hope of getting some action shots of animals in a snowy environment.
Sleddy bears master the technique (Picture: Duncan Usher/Solent News)
‘The two bears were frolicking in the fresh snow, just like children, and they repeatedly slid down a short slope, grunting and puffing with delight and obviously enjoying the early spring sunshine.
‘They attracted a very large crowd of park visitors, who were exclaiming and crying with laughter at the bears’ antics.’
The five-year-old animals even lifted up their back paws to make themselves go faster before ending their run in somersaults at the wildlife park in Bavaria, Germany.
Mr Usher from Allendale, Northumberland said he has never experienced anything like it in 25 years of animal photography.
‘The bears kept up the entertainment for about 20 minutes and ended up play-fighting and rolling around in the snow together,’ he continued.
‘They were very entertaining and in 25 years of animal photography I have never experienced brown bears playing so enthusiastically, or so intensively.’
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