Eurasian Brown Bear
Ursus arctos arctos

f8 @ 1/200s, ISO:1250, Nikon D300 w 300mm

"Eurasian Brown Bear," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Eurasian brown bears were used in Ancient Rome for fighting in arenas. The strongest bears apparently came from Caledonia and Dalmatia. In antiquity, the Eurasian brown bear was largely carnivorous, with 80% of its diet consisting of animal matter. However, as its habitat increasingly disappeared, meat consisted of only 40% of its dietary intake in the late Middle Ages, till modern times where meat now amounts to little more than 1015% of its diet. Unlike in America, where an average of two people a year are killed by bears, Scandinavia only has records of three fatal bear attacks in the last century.
Suomussalmi, Finland