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Brown bear in Finland


This week’s photo shows a brown bear (Ursus arctos) photographed in North-Eastern Finland during midnight june this year. At this time of the year, it never gets completly dark here.

There are several subspecies of brown bear, although the exact number remains controversal. An adult brown bear can weigh up to over 600 kg. They are omnivorous, and concume a great variety of different types of food – from everything to grass and berries, to salmon and insects. Their diet varies greatly throughout the year, based on abundance and what’s easiest to catch.

The photo was taken by wildlife photographer Magnus Nyman (


Marine Biologist, Ecology, Scuba, and Photographer

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