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Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. This female bear was sun bathing and eating a salmon on the beach, while her cubs played nearby.
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, 2x teleconverter = 1000 mm at f/8 1/400 second at ISO 400.
Wild and free. No calls or bait were used to acquire this image.
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Image ID: brown_bear.c09.09.2004.JZ3F3816.b-700.jpg
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Last updated May 17, 2022