And wouldn't you know it. Now the man, along with the two others, are facing charges for that crime.
Unfortunately, incidents of people taking idiotic selfies with wild animals seem to be on the rise. But this may be among the most egregious — and the National Parks Service (NPS) hopes others take note.
“People need to recognize that these are wild brown bears. These visitors are lucky that they escaped the situation without injury," Mark Sturm, NPS superintendent, said in a release. "The possible consequences for the bears and themselves could have been disastrous."