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Large brown bear
Inside Denali National Park
Wonderful photo! Kinda spooky feeling...
Yes Gordon all Bears are naturally brave and hunting many lives in search for food. So we must keep away from their core habitat if have no protection. Many years ago I saw a NG video on Grizzly bears showing they hunt fishes in river and climb hills, trees in search of food. They are very powerful for many mammals larger than their size.
Ashish, They can certainly be aggressive, but for the most part those encounters are rare. Three million people visit Yellowstone National Park and, on the average, only one person is hurt every two years by a grizzly. Yet with so many people and so many bears meeting in both developed areas of the park and on the Park's extensive trail system one would think the toll would be much higher. Alaskan grizzlies, like this one, are probably more aggressive for a number of reasons; still I've always been amazed by how much self-control large predators have around humans.
Beautiful but attacking. I heard they are so aggressive.
Wow, very atmospheric! This is an impressive photo, what an impressive animal :)
Yes, I've seen some grizzlies here as well. Great photograph; love the fog and the bear.
Awesome. A bit scary too. It seems huge. Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful shot. Bears in this area are usually referred to as "Toklat Grizzlies", after the Toklat river. An early taxonomists named Webster considered them a separate species and called them Ursus toklat, but modern taxonomy considers them to be well within the variation of Ursus arctos. About twenty years ago I saw two lovely golden-hued Toklat Grizzlies not far from where you got this photograph.
Lat: 63.55, Long: -149.71
Spotted on Sep 21, 2009 Submitted on Oct 24, 2010
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