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Russian Brown Bears

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Predation on wild boar



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Kamchatka Krai.

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After having caught a fish...

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Eating, the rear into the water... Like a monk's ablution. With swift gestures from its mighty paws.

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A brown bear from Kamchatka in action !

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MOTHER BEAR FIGHTING FOR HER CUBS

Three bear cubs and their mother were peacefully searching for fish in the river when an aggressive he-bear headed towards them with some evil on his mind. The she-bear fearlessly attacked the beast while her cubs were helplessly watching the fight of two bears. Foturnately, the conflict didn’t last long and none of the bears were seriously hurt. All the drama was photographed by a Russian photographer Denis Budkov in the Kronotsky reserve of Kamchatka, Russia.

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https://englishrussia.com/2019/09/08/mother-bear-fighting-for-her-cubs/
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Gorgeous beast ! Kurile lake.

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Russian Circus Bear Mauls Its Handler, Terrifying Crowd Just Yards Away

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Заповедное Приамурье

Some amur brown bears.


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( This post was last modified: 11-14-2019, 10:56 PM by BorneanTiger )

I mentioned here that the 3 biggest bears ever known to have lived in the Holocene are the Kodiak and (recently extinct) Californian brown bears of North America and the polar bear (which is present in the extreme north of Russia and Europe), in terms of maximum reported weights, but not necessarily in terms of breadth of skull. The largest of the Eurasian brown bears, that is the Kamchatka brown bear, has a skull which is broader than that of its Ussuri relative, and compared to that of the Kodiak bear, the breadth of the skull is much greater in proportion to its length, the anterior narial opening is much shorter, and the molars differ in relative size and form. The greatest skull length for males is 40.3–43.6 cm (15.9–17.2 inches), and they are 25.8–27.7 cm (10.2–10.9 inches) wide, while the skulls of females measure 37.2–38.6 cm (14.6–15.2 inches) in length and 21.6–24.2 cm (8.5–9.5 inches) in width: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arct...pdf#page=8, https://archive.org/stream/mammalsofsov2.../kamchatka

Despite being fairly large, weighing up to 650 kg (1,433 lbs) or more for males, Kamchatkan bears are generally not dangerous to humans, and only 1% of encounters result in attack. The first Europeans who went to Kamchatka in the 19th century, although surprised by the number and size of bears there, observed that they were relatively harmless, compared to their East Siberian counterparts. However, in July 2008, a platinum-mining compound in the Olyutorsky District of Kamchatka Krai was besieged by a group of 30 bears who killed two guards and prevented workers from leaving their homes: https://archive.org/stream/mammalsofsov2.../kamchatka, http://www.bearbiology.com/fileadmin/tpl..._Vol_9.pdf, http://www.kamchatkapeninsula.com/bear.htmlhttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/wo...387144.ece

Kamchatkan bear near Dvuhyurtochnoe Lake, credit: Robert F. Tobler
   

Skulls: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page...9/mode/1up
   
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Kamchatkan bears with humans or a bridge at Kuril Lake, Kronotsky Nature Reserve: 

Mvhramova:

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Заповедное Приамурье

Two more amur bears.


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(11-21-2019, 06:54 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Заповедное Приамурье

Two more amur bears.


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Compact powerful Bears
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Andy Parkinson: " Kamchatka brown bear – Spending time with these magnificent animals it’s easy to forget their fearsome reputation, so accustomed had I got get to their close company. As always when I work abroad I am in the hands of local experts, Russian guides in this instance who knew these bears individually, often for as long as twenty years. It is from these guides that I always take instruction but lying on this tiny exposed sandbank there was little other option. With up to twenty bears completely surrounding us there were at times moments when my heart would race somewhat, a feeling of being exposed and utterly insignificant was not surprising given the scale of the majestic creatures that were everywhere. Whenever possible I would be lying on the ground, trying to create the impression of looking up at these incredible works of evolution, trying to convey their size and scale. In doing so of course it is easy to feel even more vulnerable, especially when a bear came galloping straight towards me in pursuit of yet another unfortunate fish. What I love about this image is its’ ferocity. So often with the images that I captured the bears would look benign and indifferent but there is no mistaking the capabilities of what stands in this image. His size is conveyed both by his proximity and by my perspective but it is the serendipitous moment of the fishes tail and the exposed teeth that really carry the message of why this is the apex predator of this remote wilderness. Looking at it now it seems almost unreal that I ever even lay there, completely surrounded by these astonishing animals and so busy with the task of image making that perhaps I didn’t really take it all in. Looking at this image now it’s nice to have the opportunity to absorb a little more, it’s an image that has certainly moved me. "



" Bears are the most generalistic carnivorans. Their characteristics allow them to take advantage of all food sources (located by smell) & habitats, w/o directly competing with specialists. They are plantigrade, with heavy builds, long claws for foraging, & omnivorous dentition. "
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Amit Eshel: " Storm is coming...Tough times to all right now, stay home and don’t take unnecessary risks. "


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