Basking Bear Cub Photo Featured in National Geographic ({{commentsTotal}})

Source: Photo: Erik Mandre

A picture of a brown bear cub lounging up on the trunk of a tree, captured by Estonian amateur nature photographer Erik Mandre, has been featured in both the Estonian and English versions of National Geographic.

The photo, taken in a forest in Finland by the Russian border on July 2012, has received a lot of attention on social media, reported Postimees.

The shot was published in the magazine's Estonian edition in August, and is now in the fresh October issue of the 125th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.

Mandre called it an honor. He described the moment in which he took the picture: "The sun had set, gradually there were signs of dusk setting upon the forest. The bear cubs were having a wonderful evening - there was a lot of playing, horsing around, climbing trees, and now it was time for them to rest."