Brown bear mother and cub, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA
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Brown bears, Alaska, USA
In the pristine landscapes of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska, brown bears reign supreme. These magnificent creatures, also known as grizzly bears, are an iconic symbol of the untamed wilderness. Impressive in size, adult males can exceed 450 kilograms and reach a standing height of over 3 metres. Their thick, shaggy fur, varying in shades from blonde to dark brown, provides insulation against the harsh Alaskan winter temperatures.
Brown bears are opportunistic omnivores, and their diet comprises berries, fish, small mammals and even carrion. In the park's pristine rivers and lakes, they exhibit extraordinary fishing skills, particularly during the annual salmon runs. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve offers these magnificent creatures a sanctuary to roam, thrive and prepare for each year's hibernation.