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The Forest Spirit A young male brown bear in the forest of Slovenia. This is a late summer photo when he already got some winter reserves of fat. <br />
<section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="282" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-oSif56gESw?hd=1&autoplay=0&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></section> Eurasian brown bear,Geotagged,Slovenia,Ursus arctos arctos Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

The Forest Spirit

A young male brown bear in the forest of Slovenia. This is a late summer photo when he already got some winter reserves of fat.

    comments (9)

  1. Beautiful capture! Posted 6 months ago
  2. Beautiful and impressive! and I hope you were at a safe distance..in any case you seem to have survived the encounter! :-) Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you! I was safely in a photo hide yes. These creatures are incredibly shy. If we met each other, the bear would run first. this doesn't mean I would s*** my pants though :D Posted 6 months ago
  3. World-class shot! Such sense of depth, the fine light hitting just the right parts, the eye contact...you should be very proud of this one! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you Ferdy! The shot worked out very well. I am proud of it. Thanks to the bear mainly. Posted 6 months ago
      1. Were you in a hide? What happened next? Posted 6 months ago
        1. Yes, in a hide.. If you check the video I attached to the species you will see behind the scenes - different occasion, but the hides are the same... Posted 6 months ago
          1. Wonderful video! I also found your other video regarding the bear in the photo, and have embedded it in the description. Hope you don't mind, if you do, just remove it again :) Posted 6 months ago
  4. an amazing shot, simply magical! Posted 6 months ago

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The Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) is one of the most common subspecies of the brown bear, and is found in much of Eurasia. It is also known as the European brown bear, common brown bear, common bear, and colloquially by many other names.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Luka Esenko
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By Luka Esenko

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Uploaded Mar 6, 2021. Captured in Travnik 41, 1318 LoŇ°ki Potok, Slovenia.