Hierarchy among residents plays an important role in the bear community. In this image of two large adult dominant Alaskan Brown Bears each warily and defiantly postures to display its dominance in the hopes that its rival will yield and back off. Often times such a confrontation can result in deadly violence, as evidenced by numerous battle scars displayed on combatants. Fortunately in this case, both bear kept their respective distance and went peacefully about their business. Image taken at McNeil River on Alaskan Peninsuly August 2015.
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Keywords:*RIC, bear, bears, brown, brown bear, mcneil river game sanctuary