Obama Takes Over White House Instagram With 'Running Wild' Selfie

by
Cierra Bailey
The POTUS has proven his selfie game to be on point during his three-day Alaska tour as he shared an off-centered, candid pic with survival expert Bear Grylls.

U.S. President Barack Obama made headlines everyday of his Alaska trip, from renaming a mountain peak to hiking a receding glacier.

Now, the POTUS has shared several photos on the White House Instagram account from his trip, including a selfie that has taken the internet by storm with Bear Grylls from the show "Running Wild With Bear Grylls."

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Obama's not letting right wing criticism throughout this trip stop his shine whatsoever! 

 

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

A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on

 

The two were together filming an episode of Gryll's show featuring Obama focusing on climate change.  

Obama's tour in Alaska aims to show how the melting permafrost and eroding coastlines in the state are a sign of bigger disasters to come if we don't do our part to slow climate change. 

In addition to the photo posted with Grylls, the president shared a photo of him looking out over Resurrection Bay, admiring the beauty around him.

In the photo's caption he names some of the animals that inhabit the bay including whales and sea lions stressing the importance of protecting nature and wild life. 

 

As Obama took his heavily publicized hike up Exit Glacier on Tuesday,  he shared another photo of him looking calm and cool in dark black shades posing next to a marker that indicates how much that part of the glacier has receded over time.

His photos offer a visual aid to how climate change is severely impacting Alaskans, further pushing his agenda to make the issue a priority for the entire nation.  

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