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|Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)|
...aveva appena ricevuto il cibo dai forestali e si è messo a correre per trovare un posto tranquillo per mangiare.
The Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) is an omnivorous mammal of the family Ursidae, distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America. It weighs between 100–700 kg (220-1,500 pounds) and its larger populations such as the Kodiak bear match the Polar bear as the largest extant land carnivores. While the brown bear's range has shrunk, and it has faced local extinctions, it remains listed as a least concern species with a total population of approximately 200,000. Its principal range countries are Russia, the United States (especially Alaska), Canada, and Finland where it is the national animal.
The species primarily feeds on vegetable matter, including roots, and fungi. Fish are a primary source of meat, and it will also kill small mammals on land. Larger mammals, such as deer, are taken only occasionally. Adult brown bears face no serious competition from other predators and can match wolf packs and large felines, often driving them off their kills.
It is sometimes referred to as the bruin, from Middle English, based on the name of the bear in History of Reynard the Fox, translated by William Caxton, from Middle Dutch bruun or bruyn.
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Your picture of a Brown Bear holding a dead animal in its mouth shocked me a little, Angelo. I was under the impression that bears do not hunt larger animals.
Anyway, this is a really authentic nature picture in which you have captured the drama of existence. The image is quite sharp, though you must have taken it from a considerable distance.
Thanks and regards.
striking pic, TFS Ori
A stunning a very special moment. But please do indicate that this photo was taken in a closed environment. The TOS does allow photos be taken in a zoo, but it is best to mention it in your notes.
PS. the site: http://www.nationalpark-bayerischer-wald.de/informationen_englisch/wildlife_enclosures/index.htm
- [2008-11-12 5:37]
very well done.
The roe dear looks such a little snack as compared to this large bear! Impressive!
Have you witness the whole chase and capture?? Must be something...
Perfect composition pose and sharpness. Rare action.