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Alaskan Brown Bear

Ursus arctos horribilis


In Alaska we call them Brown bears. In the lower 48 they're known as Grizzlies though they are the same animal. The name Grizzly is usually known for an inland bear, whereas Brown Bear seems more coastal. Notice the distinctive hump between front shoulders.


Alder brush, mountain side, coastal. Isanotski Strait connects the North Pacific Ocean to the Bering Sea


I went for a ride this evening with the hopes of seeing some mammalian wildlife. First I witnessed a red fox hunt a Norway rat (see spotting from same date earlier this evening). Then further down the road I got to see this awesome brown bear!! It was a very cool experience. I've been here in False Pass for 10 days and leave in 4 days so I'm glad I got this chance to see an bear. Check out my blog for more photos and a short photo essay of my evening at

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ChrisDiaz 9 years ago

I agree Saly. and thanks 13. I'm hoping I can get another chance at another spotting before I leave this area.

I don't like its latin name, it's not horribilis, its increbibly magnificient.

Thurd13 9 years ago

Great scenic colors...and photo series...

ChrisDiaz 9 years ago

thanks, i'm glad you all like my pics.

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Welcome to project noah!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Another nice series! It's particularly interesting to see the scenery around the bear.

Hema 9 years ago

I checked your blog out. Breath taking.!!!!

Hema 9 years ago


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False Pass, Alaska, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2011
Submitted on Jun 9, 2011

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