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05

Mar

Yosemite outsmarts its food-stealing bears. Here’s how. Apologies to Yogi and Boo-Boo.

19

Feb

Why did the grizzly cross the road? To find his mate on the other sideBears are using wildlife crossings to find new mates, with those road-crossing males in particular having the most genetic success.

Why did the grizzly cross the road? To find his mate on the other side
Bears are using wildlife crossings to find new mates, with those road-crossing males in particular having the most genetic success.

24

Oct

Andean bears don’t like to have their pictures takenCamera traps in the wild can improve researchers’ understanding of the bears’ distribution, abundance and behavior.

Andean bears don’t like to have their pictures taken
Camera traps in the wild can improve researchers’ understanding of the bears’ distribution, abundance and behavior.

14

Oct

How to survive a bear attackWith bear attacks on the rise in many parts of the world, here’s a look at how to meet a black, brown or polar bear and come out alive.

How to survive a bear attack
With bear attacks on the rise in many parts of the world, here’s a look at how to meet a black, brown or polar bear and come out alive.

30

Jul

How Yellowstone wolves are helping grizzly bears fatten upThe wolves are making sure that the bears have more berries to eat before hibernation season begins.

How Yellowstone wolves are helping grizzly bears fatten up
The wolves are making sure that the bears have more berries to eat before hibernation season begins.

13

Jul

Researchers dressed in panda suits put a panda cub into a basket on to transport it to the semi-wild training area at the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center.

Researchers dressed in panda suits put a panda cub into a basket on to transport it to the semi-wild training area at the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center.

26

Jun

How to survive a bear attackWith bear attacks on the rise in many parts of the world, here’s a look at how to meet a black, brown or polar bear and come out alive.

How to survive a bear attack
With bear attacks on the rise in many parts of the world, here’s a look at how to meet a black, brown or polar bear and come out alive.

17

Jun

Tips for living near bearsThe most important step to take is keeping food out of reach.

Tips for living near bears
The most important step to take is keeping food out of reach.

06

Jun

Mongolia’s Gobi bear clings to existenceMongolia, the host of this year’s U.N. World Environment Day, is home to Earth’s rarest bear. Conservationists hope 2013 will mark the beginning of its comeback.

Mongolia’s Gobi bear clings to existence
Mongolia, the host of this year’s U.N. World Environment Day, is home to Earth’s rarest bear. Conservationists hope 2013 will mark the beginning of its comeback.

10

Jan

earth-song:

 ”Kukak Brown Bear 50” by Jon Cornforth ❘ Cornforth Images 
USA, Alaska, Katmai National Park, Brown bear (Ursus arctos) at Kukak Bay
“Who’s a happy bear?” That is what I would say to a big-old male brown bear who was sitting by the river during my expedition to the Katmai Coast last August. The bears always seemed so casual as they waited for salmon to pretty much swim into their mouths. I spent a lot of time watching them sleep with one eye open, which doesn’t make for a great picture. However, every once in a while one would “do something”, like this bear sitting on its haunches itching a nagging scratch. I got down really low to the ground with my camera in order to render the distant trees as pleasing bokeh. I created this image with my Canon 7D and 500mm f4 IS lens. This image is a single-exposure which required minimal processing using Aperture 3 and Photoshop CS5.

earth-song:

 ”Kukak Brown Bear 50” by Jon Cornforth ❘ Cornforth Images 

USA, Alaska, Katmai National Park, Brown bear (Ursus arctos) at Kukak Bay

“Who’s a happy bear?” That is what I would say to a big-old male brown bear who was sitting by the river during my expedition to the Katmai Coast last August. The bears always seemed so casual as they waited for salmon to pretty much swim into their mouths. I spent a lot of time watching them sleep with one eye open, which doesn’t make for a great picture. However, every once in a while one would “do something”, like this bear sitting on its haunches itching a nagging scratch. I got down really low to the ground with my camera in order to render the distant trees as pleasing bokeh. I created this image with my Canon 7D and 500mm f4 IS lens. This image is a single-exposure which required minimal processing using Aperture 3 and Photoshop CS5.