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Polar Pushovers
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

Two tired males are more bark than bite after a round of playful wrestling. Serious injuries rarely result from such tussles, common among males in autumn. Nearly inactive all summer when little food is available, the bears appear to benefit from the exercise of mock combat when the weather cools. It also allows individuals to assess their strength against others in the group.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica R9
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Leica 800mm f/5.6
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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