These images captured by Russian photographer Olga Barantseva look like they have been taken straight out of a fairytale story as a model poses with a giant bear in a cold snowy forest located on the outskirts of Moscow. The images show bears in a totally different light, revealing a much softer side to these hugely impressive creatures.
The bear in this photoshoot is named Stepan and he's certainly no lightweight. Stepan weighs 1,400 pounds (640kg) and when standing is over seven feet tall!. Despite his impressive size he is more than happy to smile for the camera in this photoshoot, resulting is some beautiful photos. For more amazing photos make sure to visit Barantseva's 500px page and website.