Either this guy has great big brass ones, or he has better emotional control than almost anyone I know! Wimp reports:
Drew Hamilton is an employee of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game who was camping at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge. He was watching other bears fish in the river below when a huge Alaskan brown bear walks up to his campsite and sits down right next to him.
Thankfully, Hamilton kept his composure.
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McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge is the home of the world's highest concentration of wild brown bears thanks to the area's abundant salmon population. According to their website, at least 144 individual bears can be spotted on the river over the course of the summer and up to 74 bears have been spotted in a single encounter. In order to protect humans and the bears, visitors receive permits to access the viewing area via a lottery system.
There's more at the link.
Watch the video in full-screen mode to see just how close it got.
I can only assume that bear was really, really well-fed by this late stage of the Alaskan summer! As an old African hand, if I found an example of the local apex predator that close to me, I'd have been shooting . . . and, so close, I'd probably have been badly hurt or killed anyway.