Fighting Brown Bears (European Brown Bear Ursos arctos)

Photograph by

Penny Dixie ARPS (UK)

About this image

The no-man’s land between Russia and Finland provides a safe corridor of land for a number of Northern Europe’s most impressive and threatened predators. I’d been locked into my tiny hide, keeping watch all night, hoping to see bears. Mist formed and swirled around the clearing in the ancient Taiga forest and the two young bears appeared through the mist, coming towards me. They were fighting and after several minutes, reared up onto their hind legs and I captured the shot.