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A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
The cover of Face to Face with Grizzlies, a children’s book by Joel Sartore. (National Geographic)
Joel Sartore’s photo of a grizzly bear is featured on the cover of the July, 2001 issue of National Geographic magazine.
Grizzly cubs with their mother at Yellowstone National Park.
George Taylor of Vancouver Island dons a grizzly mask. He and his wife run the La-La-La Dancers, a Native American dance troupe.
Max Tylee of British Columbia, a victim of mauling by a grizzly bear.
“A fed bear is a dead bear” is the motto of bear biologists who warn of more bears being killed as people continue to encroach upon bear habitat.
Veteran bear biologist Carrie Hunt of the Wind River Institute trains Karelian bear dogs to recognize bears’ scent
An overpass for wildlife (including bears) was built over this busy highway near Banff, Canada.
Barney the bear stands up for a spoonful of grape jelly from his trainer, Ruth LaBarge.
Ruth LaBarge’s trained bear is all roar and no bite for a group of Boy Scouts in southern California.
Scott Handley and Baloo the bear make the rounds of his California ranch. “Few people understand the commitment,” says Handley. “I can’t take a vacation. He gets lonely.”
Grizzly bears attracted to the dumpsters at the oil field sites in Prudhoe Bay, AK.
A grizzly bear runs down a bison calf, pursued by its mother, in Yellowstone National Park. This behavior is rarely caught on film.
A grizzly bear feeds on a whale carcass on the shores of Katmai National Park, Alaska.
A grizzly bear dozes after fishing in Katmai, Alaska.
A grizzly bear walks past a set of moose antlers at Katmai’s Naknek Lake. Food is plentiful up in Alaska, especially so near the salmon-rich Brooks River.
Brooks Falls in Alaska’s Katmai Nat’l Park and Preserve is a popular tourist spot. Bears pack the falls there, catching salmon as they swim upstream.
A grizzly bear fishes for salmon at night near Kulik, Alaska.
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