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Daroji Bear Sanctuary - Karnataka 700mm is needed here, but we managed to see 3 bears in about 40 mins...  :) Lovely to see them on the boulder strewn floor of the sanctuary! Fall,Geotagged,India,John Rowell,John Rowell Photography,Melursus ursinus,Sloth bear,adhocphotographer,copyright Click/tap to enlarge

Daroji Bear Sanctuary - Karnataka

700mm is needed here, but we managed to see 3 bears in about 40 mins... :) Lovely to see them on the boulder strewn floor of the sanctuary!

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The sloth bear , also known as the Stickney bear or labiated bear, is a nocturnal insectivorous species of bears found wild within the Indian Subcontinent. The sloth bear evolved from ancestral brown bears during the Pleistocene and shares features found in insect-eating mammals through convergent evolution. The population isolated in Sri Lanka is considered as a subspecies. Unlike brown and black bears, sloth bears have lankier builds, long, shaggy coats that form a mane around the face, long,.. more

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Uploaded Nov 8, 2015. Captured Nov 6, 2015 15:24 in Daroji-Kamlapura Rd, Devalapura, Karnataka 583129, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/5.6
  • 1/800s
  • ISO200
  • 700mm