17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bear fight

On a photo tour in Lake Kuril, Kamchatka, we observed brown bears in the wilderness. These magnificent animals are territorial and very protective of their young. A mama bear (on right) fearlessly attacks a large male that came too close to her cubs. The fight ended with no discernible injuries.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Russia
Copyright: © Arie Katz