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Let Sleeping Bears Lie

A large male brown bear (nick-named Otis) takes an afternoon nap after a morning of catching salmon. If he left the water, another bear would take the fishing spot. Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

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 plus 1.4x TC = 700 mm at f/5.6 1/125 second at ISO 800. Full height image, crop off left edge to 16x20 proportion.

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Wild and free. No calls or bait were used to acquire this image.

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