Wildlife photography is an exciting profession filled with adventure and unpredictable moments. Like when a grizzly decides to get a close look at the camera equipment!

That's exactly what happened to Jim Lawrence in British Columbia recently when he was trying to snap a few images of bears salmon fishing.

“I set up my camera to get a photo of him across the way, but I should know better than to guess what a bear’s going to do," Lawrence told The Huffington Post B.C. in an interview. As the grizzly scrambled up the bank, the photographer ran back to his truck for another camera.

That's when he noticed the bear taking an intense interest in the camera and tripod he had set up earlier. “For the longest time he studied the screen and buttons and with his big, long-nailed paw, gently tugged on the strap," said Lawrence.