Kodiak Brown Bear

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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