Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear
Ursus arctos gyas

f4 @ 1/5000s, ISO:800, Nikon D300S w 500mm

"Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Alaska Peninsula brown bear is a subspecies of brown bear that lives in the coastal regions of southern Alaska, although according to some sources it is a population of the mainland grizzly bear subspecies (Ursus arctos horribilis), or the Kodiak bear subspecies (U. a. middendorffi). Alaska Peninsula brown bears are the second largest type of brown bear in the world, only after the giant bears of Kodiak Island. They usually measure 8 feet (2.4 m) in length, usually have a shoulder height of about 4-4-1/2 feet (1.2-1.4 m), and a hindfoot length of 11 in (28 cm). One study found that the average weight for a coastal male was around 408 kilograms (900 lb). For a female, this average weight would be 227 kilograms (500 lb).
Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska