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Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. This large male brown bear we called "snaggletooth" because one tooth was broken. Here he is diving to catch a salmon.
Brown Bears have coats often tipped with a lighter color, giving a "grizzled" appearance. They also have a large lump of muscle above their shoulders. That muscle gives them great strength in their forelimbs. The Grizzly Bear is a sub-species of the Brown Bear. Brown Bears can weigh up to about 1500 pounds and can run at speeds of 35 miles per hour.
Technical: Canon 1D Mark II 8-megapixel camera, Canon 500 mm f/4 L IS lens + 1.4x teleconverter = 700 mm at f/5.6 1/800 second at ISO 400.
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Last updated May 17, 2022