Friday, November 21, 2008

Camera Critters #33

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One of four brown bears, a supspecies from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia (Ursus arctos beringianus) at Hagenbecks Tierpark (the Hamburg zoo). They are about half-grown now and still very playful, fighting with each other to test their strength
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here's the bear in the first picture this year in April- amazing how fast they grow.
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This is a Camera Critters post, go there to see more animals!

Photos published with kind permission of Hagenbecks Tierpark!

14 comments:

Dina said...

They have a serious winter fur coat. Beautiful animals.

Aileni said...

Magnificent animals - there is something special about bears for me.

Tammy said...

Those are beautiful animals! Great shots!

splummer said...

Hi!
They are beautiful!! Have never seen a bear close up, only in zoos. Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Nikki-ann said...

Wow, great pictures! I love bears, though I'm not sure how I'd feel coming face to face with one!

Jeanne said...

Great shots. The first looks like he's posing and the shot of them tussling is a great capture.

bobbie said...

Now there are some cuddly critters. Beautiful, really.

Cathy said...

Great series of photos!

Carletta said...

Such magnificent animals! Playing with mouth open and lots of sharp teeth...hmmmm... :)

Rambling Woods said...

Beautifully powerful animals...

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Indrani said...

It must have fun and exciting seeing them wrestle like that. Nice shots.

Sara G said...

Great photo's. I love bears!!
Thanks for commenting on my blog.
Take care

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. Amazing shots. These are really nice!

Dar's Foto Faze said...

They are such amazing animals.