By Jamie Smith
This Burt Reynolds bear lookalike was captured in a hilarious pose as it relaxed after gorging on fish.
The snaps were taken by photographer Denis Budkov, 33, in a reserve near Kuril Lake in Kamchatka, Russia.
Denis had a brilliant time watching and photographing the hilarious real-life Smokey and he says that he thinks the bear was enjoying it too.
Denis said: “The bears are guarded there by state, so they’re pretty friendly and are used to people already – they understand that people won’t do any harm to them.
“This was a male bear of about 4-5 years old – the pics were taken in August 2017 and it’s this time when the waters are full of fish.
“The bear ate as much as he could and decided to have a rest. It really looked like he was enjoying bathing – he was stretching his paws.
“I was sometimes as close to him as 10 meters and it was fun both to watch and photograph.”