Bubbles, tents and greenhouses: Restaurants get creative to keep outdoor diners warm. Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets". Ad Microsoft. Full screen. A bear who was abandoned by his mother and raised by humans now has a career as a model posing alongside children and adults.
His name is Stepan and he is a year-old brown bear. Here he is pictured posing with a child. Pictured: Stepan with a model.
Inspired by Stepan's friendliness around humans, Mila set out to create a series of fantasy-inspired scenes featuring Stepan posing alongside models in traditional Russian dress. Slideshow continues on the next slide. The shoot was done across several months in Moscow, as Stepan can only work for around half an hour at a time.
Talking about the shoot, Mila said that people have some stereotyped ideas about Russia and she wanted to show Russians smiling. Pictured: Stepan after he was abandoned as a cub. Stepan glances up through the flowers as he cuddles up with a model. The shoot took several month to complete as Stepan can only shoot for 30 minutes at a time. In one image, a woman in a full-length fairy-tale dress held hands with the pound bear as she leaned in for a kiss.
Models have flocked from all over the world to work with Stepan. Pictured is a model in a headdress. Mila says that shooting with Stepan is 'such as treat' she has to 'restrain her emotions' adding that she wanted to show that Russians smile in the shoot. Photographer Mila Zhdanova with Stepan the bear.
Stepan only works for 30 minutes so Mila took the images over several months and dressed models in traditional garments. Stepan holds hands with this model in a snowy forest in Moscow. As the bear was raised by humans, he is very friendly. Mila said that Stepan is easy to work with and she has more trouble photographing kittens than him. Stepan leans in for a kiss with this model: Photographer Mila says she hopes to see the strength and beauty in animals. Pictured: Photographer Mila Zhdanova, who loves working with Stepan the bear and has models from all over the world travel to work with him.
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How can we improve? Please give an overall site rating:. Privacy Statement.Stepan has won the hearts of thousands in Russia after he embarked on a new career as a supermodel, being snapped with beauties from across the world in a fairytale-inspired shoot.
Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox. A huge brown bear abandoned as a cub has been given a second lease of life — finding fame as a supermodel in Russia in a real life version of beauty and the beast. Stepan, who weighs a staggering 53 stone, has won the hearts of thousands with his fairytale-inspired shoots.
Snapped with a young girl donning a flowing dress, the huge beast can be seen paw-in-hand with the model as she leans in for a kiss. The year-old bear was introduced to photographer Mila Zhdanova by his owners Svetlana and Yuri Pantileenko.
The beast has been surrounded by humans for his entire life after he was abandoned as a cub, The Sun reports. Mila set out to create a series of fantasy-inspired scenes with Stepan posing alongside models in traditional Russian dress. In some stunning pictures, Stepan is hugging and kissing his model colleagues, and in others they are draped out on the grass. There is even one picture in the series, which took months to film, that features a child in the snow stood only yards from the ginormous bear.
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In fact, Stepan even waters the plants in the house! Stepan also accompanies the couple as they watch their evening television on the couch. Svetlana says. Until this day, Stepan has never harmed the couple, but as expected, things are not always easy.
Luckily, the Panteleenkos have been able to accommodate Stepan, and make him feel right at home. The couple says. He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear — despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all.
We have never been bitten by Stepan. Stepan lives a pretty busy life outside of home too. Performance bears have also become very commonplace in Russia. Masha Kalinina told Cosmopolitan. Bears appear in animal circuses, at the town squares during major festivals, and are sometimes even held in cages near restaurants for entertainment. Many other critics believe that Stepan needs to be in an environment where he can live his natural way of life, which is out in the wild.
May 24, The couple says, He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear — despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all. Credit: Caters News If you happen to stumble upon a cub and have the resources to muster up 55 lb of food everyday, maybe you too can raise a pet bear!By Hannah Sparks. October 9, pm Updated October 9, pm.
Giant 53st bear abandoned as a cub lands job as top Russian supermodel
The handsome brown bear was discovered as a cub abandoned by its mother, and taken in by wife and husband Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko. Now 28 years old, the apex predator has lived under the care of humans since then, and has the docile demeanor to prove it, according to Moscow-based photographer Mila Zhdanova. Zhdanova has released a series of images depicting the charming bear next to women in ornate costume, often traditional Russian garb, reminiscent of fairy tales. Any longer and they might risk agitating the bear.
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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.Animals surprise people more than we can even imagine, the idea that beings born in a wild environment are domesticated overnight is not one of them. The truth is that the human relationship with bears has never been too friendly. He exceeds 2 meters in height and kilograms in weight. Despite this, this animal is like a playful and cuddly dog. He has lived with Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko for 23 years.
And the thing is that this brown bear has been with the couple since the age of three months. Continue reading to find out about the story of Stepan, a brown bear that has been the pet of a Russian couple for 23 years. The Panteleenkos rescued him when he was a three-month-old cub.
Since then, he has become a member of the family. The Panteleenkos became so fond of the cub that, once he recovered, they could not detach themselves from him to return him back to the wild. Anyway, this story is about the happy life of a year-old bear. However, do not try to imitate this Russian couple. Although there were always cases of humans who have decided to keep exotic animals as pets, we must not forget that the nature of these creatures must be respected.
Stepan is pure sweetness. He looks like a giant stuffed animal that loves to play and spend time with his human family. He is happy cuddling, sharing the couch with the Panteleenkos when they are watching TV. By the way, the animal eats about 25 kilograms of food a day, including fish, eggs, and vegetables. Although according to his owners, his favorite dishes are oatmeal and condensed milk.
The difference between wild brown bears and Stepan, is that they have no loving contact with humans, and this pet bear who lives with humans in Russia is frankly worlds apart. Asking what would have happened if they had returned him to his natural habitat no longer makes sense.
However, it is best that humans do not fall into the temptation of wanting to tame animals. Search articles, news, breeds, animals Bears and people: not always a happy relationship The truth is that the human relationship with bears has never been too friendly. Learn more about the story of Stepan, the pet bear The Panteleenkos became so fond of the cub that, once he recovered, they could not detach themselves from him to return him back to the wild.Your account is not active.
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And though they usually roam the vast forests and taigas, one of these animals has found its life to be quite different.
The Panteleenkos adopted Stepan or Stephen bear when he was just a 3-month-old orphaned cub. He was found by hunters in a forest all alone, and in a terrible condition, so Svetlana and Yuriy decided to give the bear cub a home. The Russian bear eats 25kg of fishvegetables, and eggs every day! But the goofball manages to stay in shape thanks to his love for football. He also keeps himself busy with acting in films and posing for photoshoots.
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It didn't look to me like she kicked the dog so much as shooed it away with her foot. Perhaps it's not their dog and it just meandered over from the neighbor's place uninvited.
Wow, what disgusting misogyny type of language is that?
Also your fat hatred is despicable. Grow up you asshole.A bear who was abandoned by his mother and raised by humans now has a career as a model posing alongside children and adults.
Photographer, Mila Zhdanova, 40, from Moscow, met Stepan the year-old brown bear through her friendship with the bear's owners, Svetlana and Yuri Pantileenko.
Inspired by Stepan's friendliness around humans, Mila set out to create a series of fantasy-inspired scenes featuring Stepan posing alongside models in traditional Russian dress. The shoot was done across several months in Moscow, as Stepan can only work for around half an hour at a time. Talking about the shoot, Mila said: 'People have some stereotyped ideas about Russia. They think we never smile and have bears walking the street,'.
Shooting with Stepan is such a treat and I have to restrain my emotions. I've worked with models from Thailand, Australia, Germany, Britain, and Israel who have all flown to work with him. There's never any issues. I've had more problems photographing kittens. In one image, a woman in a full-length fairy-tale dress held hands with the pound bear as she leaned in for a kiss.
In another, the bear wrapped its hands around a lollipop offered to him by one of his fellow models. One shot shows a model in a stunning red dress feeding the bear while another shows a model leaning in and cuddling Stepan.
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