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“Can’t people just leave the wildlife alone?”

No matter who you are or where you are traveling, it is never worth risking your life or the well-being of wildlife for the perfect photo.

In a viral video, Instagrammer Touronsofnationalparks (@touronsofnationalparks) shared a scene of tourists lining up to get out of their cars and snap photos of bears walking dangerously close by.

The video includes the loud roar of car engines, the barking of a dog and a person shouting at the crowd not to approach the bears.

“A very stressful moment watching people approach Grizzly Bear 399 and her cub from their cars. Please share this and educate these people,” the original author wrote.

According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, people should “always stay at least 100 yards (300 feet) away, which is about the length of a football field.”

Although most bears avoid humans as much as possible, this is made difficult by overcrowding in national parks. Bears in national parks are wild and unpredictable, and people in large groups intimidate them.

Tourists' inconsiderate behavior toward bears and other wildlife is all too common these days, sparking outrage among conservationists and community members who respect nature. Not only are people getting too close to bears in national parks, but bears are also starting to unnaturally feed on human waste as food and are dying in devastating record numbers.

One Instagram user commented on the video: “OMG!! Grizzlies run SO fast! They can tear people to pieces!”

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“The most invasive species in the world is humans,” wrote another Instagrammer.

There are also numerous questions in the comments about why tourists, if they are nature photographers, cannot simply keep a safe distance from the bears or at least use zoom lenses on their cameras to photograph them.

“Do they realize that if the bear pressures one of them and attacks, the bear will likely be euthanized? At their expense,” wrote another Instagrammer.

Another comment reads: “Can't people just leave the wildlife alone?!! We've done enough damage already.”

A passerby holds his breath after taking video of the tourists and says, “Can't people just leave the wildlife alone?”

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