Kodiak Brown Bear by tkrosevear
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Kodiak Bear is the largest of all the brown bears of the Alaskan coast and islands, which weight up to 680 kilogram. Also known as the Big Brown (because of the size) and the Alaskan brown bear these giants fatten on everything from mountain blueberies to washed-up whale carcasses, but their particular prey is the big Pacific salmon that come up the coastal rivers each summer to spawn. Seeing a Kodiak bear rearing its monstrous bulk in the air to spot a likely fishing hole, one finds it hard to realize that it was born blind and helpless, an infant the size of a rat and weighing less than a pound

Kodiak Bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi) is the largest terrestrial carnivore. It is a variety of brown bear living Alaska. The kodiak bear draws its name from the island Kodiak, one of the islands of the gulf of Alaska, but one also finds some on the peninsula and the close islands, like Afognak and Shuyak.
The size of the large males exceeds 3 m and their weight can reach a ton. As in all the brown bears, the color is very variable from one individual to another. Some are greyish, others very dark, others of brown clearly drawing on the yellow.
Like the polar bear, the poverty of the vegetation in the sorry areas where it saw makes it primarily carnivorous. Kodiak bear is a placid and solitary animal of which the independent source of food seems to be consisted of salmons that it sins in the rivers and the brooks. On the Kodiak island, kodiak bear eats many plants and salmon.

Bear has always been my Winter Totem, awakening the power of the unconscious and this last full moon of Winter it was a most beautiful gift to share space with their strength and inner-knowing.

Photograph taken at Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington where retired movie and television animals roam…

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  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful animal, and I love your writing. And the Jungle Book! Great choice of music. Agnes xx

  • thanks Agnes, they are amazin creatures and I too love the Jungle Book, still dancin’…;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • nkbellani
    nkbellaniabout 6 years ago

    a bear hug to you, nice and cuddlelous fur;) xoxox

  • indeed my friend, wished I coulda hugged him , but I’ll take a hug from you ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • linaji
    linajiabout 6 years ago

    Man that is sweet.. may you roam a happy life after working so hard!!!

  • so far so good sis, it has been an amazing and wild ride…;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...about 6 years ago

    Awe,,,,,, what a pussycat.

  • he kept standing up and waving, each time I tossed him a piece of bread, of course wasn’t quick enough with the camera for that shot – hehehe ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonabout 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful animal sis! The face is so loving and gentle. Great capture. xoxox

  • thanks sis, it was an amazing and powerful exchange for sure ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • mrscarlotta
    mrscarlottaabout 6 years ago

    OMG, gorgeous I love him, can I hug him, not, lol, brilliant shot my sis xxxxxxxxxx

  • I certainly would have hugged him, if they’d let me ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago

    What a beauty!!! incredible capture!!

  • thanks so much my darlin’ sis ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • liesbeth
    liesbethabout 6 years ago

    “Bear has always been my Winter Totem, awakening the power of the unconscious and this last full moon of Winter it was a most beautiful gift to share space with their strength and inner-knowing.”
    Truly a wonderfull gift, i’m happy for you tammy xx

  • a true gift of inspiration my sister ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersabout 6 years ago

    what a beautiful being…..those eyes….wow……you are blessed….as we are to see this guy…..DOHIYI, sis….

  • Dohiyi my sister, had to share him with you ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    He is so beautiful tk, lovely shot and really interesting info xx

  • thanks Trudi, so many do not know anything but to fear most animals, happy to share with you always my sister ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

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