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President Obama Snaps a Selfie with Bear Grylls While Learning Survival Tips in Alaska

During his trip to Alaska, President Obama took over the White House Instagram page and shared his experience. (Instagram) During his trip to Alaska, President Obama took over the White House Instagram page and shared his experience. (Instagram)

President Obama ventured to Alaska this week to tape an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

The Commander-in-Chief met with the adventurer to show how climate change is affecting Alaska’s landscape.

Read: President Obama to Run Wild with Bear Grylls in Alaskan Wilderness

As he arrived, the president took over the White House Instagram account and posed for a selfie with Grylls. He also shared some stunning photos of the Alaskan wilderness.

 

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

 

Resurrection Bay is one of those places that reminds you of all the beauty this country has to offer. It's home to whales (I got to see one!), sea lions, and dozens of other species. Surrounded by jagged cliffs and alpine glaciers, this is a place that's worth protecting. -bo

A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:30pm PDT

 

Markers throughout Exit Glacier show how much it's receded over time. The impacts of climate change are real, and the people of Alaska are living with them every day. It's never been more important for us to work together to address this challenge. -bo

A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on Sep 1, 2015 at 5:43pm PDT

 

We need to make sure our grandkids can see this. -bo

A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on Sep 1, 2015 at 5:51pm PDT

Grylls shared his sentiments about the monumental occasion on Twitter:

During the Obama presidency, the leader has appeared in various and sometimes off-beat places to push a topic and agenda.

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In 2014, he appeared with Zach Galifinakis on his web series Between Two Ferns to promote universal health care.

Earlier this year he appeared on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast to discuss race issues as well as the HBO music series Sonic Highways to discuss the American dream.

Watch Below: Larry David Gets Stuck in Sandtrap While Golfing with President Obama

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