(NDJ) – A hiker in Alaska took shocking photos of himself being attacked and killed by a Grizzly bear.
For 8 minutes long, the man kept shooting photos of the gruesome attack; all the while, the Grizzly is clawing and biting him to death.
This is the first deadly encounter with a Grizzly in the popular Denali National Park.
Richard White (49) from San Diego took photos clearly showing him being attacked by a huge Grizzly bear. White kept on taking snapshots for as long as he could, even while being clawed by the massive animal.
The photos show White standing less than 16 feet from the Grizzly which is against park rules that warns to stay at least 100 feet from the animal. The bear is calmly grazing and does not display any aggression.
More photos show the bear suddenly turning and attacking White. The Grizzly’s right paw can been seen in one shot, slashing into White’s face.
The photos are allegedly so gruesome, rescuers decided to keep them from public view.
The gruesome death and photos were discovered when a few hikers found a backpack in the park. Only a few feet from the item, the trekkers found shredded clothes and blood stains.
Park rangers instigated a rescue effort and could see a huge male Grizzly from their helicopter sitting on the remains of a human, that later turned out to be the cadaver of Richard White.
On Saturday a ranger shot the Grizzly dead. The content of its stomach revealed that bear had indeed killed and eaten Richard White.
“This is yet one more sad incident that did not have to happen but did because people want to get too close to the animals and don’t obey park rules,” a ranger of the park said.