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Kodiak Brown Bear

Ursus arctos middendorffi


This lone bear was feasting on all the salmon carcasses that were on the riverbank. The gulls had virtually no fear of the bear, and would get very close to it to get some salmon meat. One time I did see the bear swipe at them in annoyance because they were picking at all the salmon near it.


River far from town with lots of dead salmon carcasses on the shore


The abundance of salmon is possibly one reason why Kodiak bears are larger than other bears.

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Machi 3 days ago

Oops thanks for pointing that out arne. I had been posting a lot of mushroom photos lately and must have been on autopilot.

arne.roysland 3 days ago

I found this spotting of a big bear connected to mission Mushroom Mapping and Fungus of America ?????

Machi a week ago

Thank you so much Mark and Tukup!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Stunningly beautiful spotting. Thank you for this.

Tukup a week ago

Great series Machi. What an experience to be able to what all that. Thanks for sharing it.

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Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.63, Long: -152.53

Spotted on Oct 16, 2019
Submitted on Nov 26, 2019

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