THESE 12-week-old polar bear cubs ventured out of their den for the first time before taking a nap with mum.
Wildlife photographer Brian Matthews, 41, from Hartlepool, Co Durham, captured the scene in a wildlife park in Canada.
An adorable family of polar bears were pictured sleeping together in the snowCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
They were seen stomping around in -40 degree surroundingsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
The sweet family photos were captured by award-winning British wildlife photographer Brian MatthewsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
The photographer described the cubs as about the size of a West Highland TerrierCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
The cubs had been in their den for almost four months before making their way into the outside worldCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
The bears were spotted in Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada earlier this weekCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
Photographer Brian says he wasn’t worried about being in such close proximity to themCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
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