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Brown bears are mostly solitary, although when they gather in numbers (like here in a zoo) form social hierarchies based on age and size. Adult male bears are particularly aggressive and are avoided by adolescent and subadult males. Female bears with cubs rival adult males in aggression, and are more intolerant of other bears than single females. Young adolescent males tend to be least aggressive, and have been observed in nonantagonistic interactions with each other. During combat, bears use their paws to strike their opponents in the chest or shoulders and bite the head or neck.
Brown Bears (Ursus arctos), Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, Europe

Nikon D7100, Nikkor 70-200 mm at 135 mm, 1/1250 sec at f/ 2.8, ISO 100
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  • Colin Smedley
    Colin Smedley12 months ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Colin, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon12 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
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  • Thank you Ann!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Nature12 months ago

    Great action shot Konstantinos! Can just imagine them splashing in an Alaskan stream, battling over the best salmon fishing spot. ;-)

  • That would be marvellous for me Sylvia, many thanks!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • - nawroski -
    - nawroski -12 months ago

    :)

  • RobynLee
    RobynLee12 months ago

    Great Action Pic;he really is making waves:-)!

  • Thank you very much Robyn!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • RobynLee
    RobynLee12 months ago

    P.S. I didn’t notice until looking @ this pic agin that it’s a bear fight;they sure are serious about defending their territory!

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB12 months ago

    September 26, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks for the feature Teresa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsy12 months ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moore12 months ago

    Goodness, impressive wildlife photograph!

  • I am glad you like it Fran, many thanks!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randall12 months ago

    Featured 30 Sep 2013

    Congratulations!!!

  • Many thanks for the feature Steve!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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