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Specie: Eurasian Brown Bear
Location: Wroc?aw ZOO, Poland

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America. The brown bear’s principal range includes parts of Russia, the United States (mostly in Alaska), Canada, the Carpathian region (especially Romania, but also Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland and so on), the Balkans, Sweden and Finland, where it is the national animal. The brown bear is the most widely distributed of all bears.

Brown bears have long, thick fur, with a moderately long mane at the back of the neck. They have very large and curved claws, those present on the forelimbs being longer than those on the hind limbs. Adult bears generally weigh between 100 and 635 kg (220 and 1,400 lb).

Brown bears were once native to much of Asia, the Atlas Mountains of Africa, Europe, and North America, but are now extinct in some areas, and their populations have greatly decreased in other areas. There are approximately 250,000 brown bears left in the world. The largest populations are in Russia with 182,990, the United States with 32,500, and Canada with 21,750. They seem to have no altitudinal preferences and have been recorded from sea-level to an elevation of 5,000 m (16,000 ft) (the latter in the Himalayas).

Date taken: 02.10.2012
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO
1/160s * F/4.5 * 145mm * ISO800


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  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture Dominika!

  • Thank you very much :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Superb capture Dominika!

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  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    Beautiful !

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  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Great portrait Dominika :-)

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  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Czesc Dominika
    Komplement za to zdjecie!
    Ladna kompozycja / Really Beautiful Shot
    komplement z Holandii

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    – Dominika Aniola

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Ruth!

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  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaover 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much!! :)

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  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture!

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  • andy551
    andy551over 1 year ago

    How beautiful.excellent work!

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  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    hes just awesome – wonderful pic !

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