Man Mauled by a Bear

Vitaly Nikolaenko, a self-taught bear naturalist and amateur photographer, spent most of his life tracking some of the world’s biggest brown bears until he was viciously killed by one. After his nearly 30 years of experience working in close proximity with bears, what made this one suddenly turn on him? Could it have been a shortage of food or did Vitaly’s own actions spark the attack?

Hunter & Hunted: Bear Man’s Land premieres on Nat Geo Wild Friday September 10 at 8P et/pt.

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