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Toklat Grizzly


Large brown bear




Inside Denali National Park

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SarahWhitt 10 years ago

Wonderful photo! Kinda spooky feeling...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

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.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 11 years ago

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.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Beautiful but attacking. I heard they are so aggressive.

LauraMaria 11 years ago

Wow, very atmospheric! This is an impressive photo, what an impressive animal :)

Habe dieEhre
Habe dieEhre 11 years ago

beautiful picture

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 11 years ago

Yes, I've seen some grizzlies here as well. Great photograph; love the fog and the bear.

animaisfotos 11 years ago

Awesome. A bit scary too. It seems huge. Thanks for sharing.

lori.tas 11 years ago

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.

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