Sunday 14 September 2014

BROWN BEAR (Ursus arctos)

Adult Brown Bear Ursus arctos as seen through binoculars, down to 25 metres
Basically a huge peluche
Nice little claws
In its natural habitat
Last view...
...before saying farewell
Saw the above BROWN BEAR Ursus arctos yesterday in Slovenia's Dinaric forests. Watched it for 50 minutes. A wild animal. A lifer. The biggest European carnivore. Impressive. Amazing. Thrilling.
Also close to the bear a male Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius, Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes, upland forest bird mix and a Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos earlier in the morning. Evening rounded up with a rutting Red Deer Cervus elaphus.
Bear videos: here & here.