|Copyright: Muhammad Shaukat (shaukatmi)
|Date Taken: 2009-07-06|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-05-26 9:30|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This photograph of brown bear was taken at Seattle zoo which is located in Washington state.|
The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America and (with the polar bear) is the largest land-based predator on earth. There are several recognized subspecies within the brown bear 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. As of 2012, this and the American black bear are the only bear species not classified as threatened by the IUCN. However, the Californian, North African (Atlas bear), and Mexican subspecies were hunted to extinction in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and many of the southern Asian subspecies are highly endangered. The smallest subspecies, the Himalayan brown bear, is critically endangered, occupying only 2% of its former range and threatened by uncontrolled poaching for its parts.
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- [2015-05-26 14:48]
Hi Muhammad,great capture of this big bear despite the distance and the difficult light and location,interesting post,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
I'm happy the Grizzly was in an enclosure. They can be unpredictable in the wild. The light is nice and soft and sharp details show off his thick fur. He's a real beauty.