The call of the brown bear - textured by steppeland


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Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) – portrait.
Photo made at Dierenpark Amersfoort-zoo (Animal Park Amersfoort),
Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
Copyright © 2011 Steppeland – All rights reserved

Alphabet soup: U for Ursus

Featured in: Welcome to the jungel , The best of anything and everything , Inspired Art

The Brown Bear (Ursus arctos – Wikipedia) is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America. It can weigh from 300 to 780 kilograms (660 to 1,700 lb).
They are omnivores and feed on a variety of plant products, including berries, roots, and sprouts, and fungi, as well as meat products such as fish, insects, and small mammals. Despite their reputation, most brown bears are not highly carnivorous, as they derive up to 90% of their dietary food energy from vegetable matter.

Brown Bears are on the IUCN Red List of endangered species.
While the brown bear’s range has shrunk, and it has faced local extinctions, it remains listed as a least concern species by the IUCN, with a total population of approximately 200,000.

Technical details

Photo made with Pentax k10d camera and Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure 1/120 sec, f. 4,0 mm, focal length 120 mm , ISO 200
Date: July 2011
Enhanced and layered with several textures in Photoshop 7.0 –
Credits: Textures by darkwood67.

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Welcome to the jungel (Sept. 24, 2011)
Featured in The best of anything and everything (Sept. 25, 2011)
Featured in Inspired Art (Sept. 27, 2011)
Featured in Inspired by life (Oct. 20, 2011)
Top10 in Bears – Zoofari (Oct. 3, 2011)
Featured in Letter U – Alphabet Soup (Nov. 27, 2011)
Top10 in Beautiful Big Bears – The best of anything and everything (Feb. 12, 2012)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 3 years ago

  • KathleenRinker
    KathleenRinkerabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Kathleen!

    – steppeland

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 3 years ago

  • Aww, wow, another feature! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it, and it’s the first feature for this image! YAY!

    – steppeland

  • Tarrby
    Tarrbyabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image, love your editing and textures, a fave.

  • Thanks for the great comment, Tarrby, and for the fav!

    – steppeland

  • sandraharris10
    sandraharris10about 3 years ago

    Very effective use of texture and space.

  • Thank you so much, Sandra, for the great feed back! It means a lot!

    – steppeland

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyabout 3 years ago

    Your hosts at The Best of Anything and Everything thank you for your support to the group and would like to invite you to enter your lovely image in our special invite only challenge – September

    Please enter your lovely image here


  • That’s fantastic! Thank you so much, Val, for the feature and invitation to the challenge! I’m all excited about it! :D

    – steppeland

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful, Steppeland!! Fantastic work!!

  • Aww, thank you so much, Teresa, for the great compliment and fav!

    – steppeland

  • Diego  Re
    Diego Reabout 3 years ago

    Pretty cool!

  • Big thanks, Diego for your visit and compliment! Much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Awesome! Thank you so much for the feature, Francis! Delighted about it!

    – steppeland

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully done!!! ;-)

  • Thank you so much, my friend!

    – steppeland

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