Obama takes selfie with Bear Grylls

President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAfter the loss of three giants of conservation, Biden must pick up the mantle Kyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy, and the politics of rage Former Obama White House adviser pleads guilty to wire fraud MORE stopped for a selfie with wilderness adventurer and television star Bear Grylls during his trip to Alaska on Tuesday.

A photo posted to the White House Instagram account showed the pair smiling inside Kenai Fjords National Park with an alpine glacier and gray mountainside in the background.

"Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park," read the caption, attributed to Obama.


Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park. -bo

A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:39pm PDT


Obama is wrapping up his three-day trip highlighting climate change. He met Grylls for an upcoming episode of his wilderness survival skills show "Running Wild."

Meanwhile, a White House petition calling for Obama to "drink his own urine while filming" the show — as Grylls has infamously done before — has more than 500 signatures.