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Asiatic Black Bear

Asiatic Black Bear
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Copyright: Yves Grenier (eev) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon 70-200 f/4L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-20 4:17
Viewed: 3784
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Asian black bear is intermediate in size as it grows to approximately 130 to 190 cm (4 to 6 ft) in length. Males weigh between 100 and 218 kg (220 to 480 lb) and females weigh between 50 to 125 kg (110 to 275 lb).[4] The tail is 4.4 inches long.[5] Its neck is remarkably thick and its ears large for its size. The claws however are comparatively weak.

The Asian Black Bear has a wide distribution range spanning from the east to west of the Asian continent. This bear can be found in the forests of hilly and mountainous areas in East Asia and South Asia.

he Asian Black Bear is an omnivore which consumes a great variety of foods and are opportunistic and seasonal in diet. In fall, they fatten themselves on acorns, chestnuts, walnuts, and other fat-rich resources. They climb trees to get these foods, as well as picking them from the forest floor. In the spring, new plant growth provides a bounty for the bears, which seek out bamboo, raspberry, hydrangea, and other plants. They also raid rodents' caches of acorns or collect those left on the forest floor from the previous fall, and may also eat the rodents on the rare occasion of catching them.

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Impressive big,black bear.Look so strong and angry.Are you allive?Good picture,great capture.Regards.Alin.

Hello Yves,
Nicely composed picture,with natural looking colors.
Only the eyes area is too dark,but the sharpness is good.

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