Grizzly bear photos

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos)

Grizzly bear photos gallery

Grizzly bears are powerful animals and formidable predators holding the top position in the food chain for terrestrial Alaska mammals. Grizzly bears are true omnivores, but contrary to what many believe, they are primarily vegetarian in their dietary consumption. The grizzly bear photos below were taken in Interior and Arctic Alaska during my photographic ventures. All of the photos on this site and in the associated links and galleries are available for purchase as stock photography, or as fine art prints to display in your home or office.

Grizzly bear photos: Grizzly bear feeds on ripe, red, soapberries on the autumn tundra in Denali National Park. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Grizzly bear feeds on ripe, red, soapberries on the autumn tundra in Denali National Park. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Grizzly bear portrait on the autumn tundra in Sable pass, Denali National Park, Interior, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

A grizzly bear portrait on the autumn tundra in Sable Pass, Denali National Park, Interior, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Grizzly bears and brown bears

While the grizzly bear and brown bear are technically the same species (Ursus arctos), it is their regional based diet that differentiates them. The brown bear is the larger of the two and inhabits the coastal regions where it feeds on a heavy protein and fat based diet of salmon. The grizzly bears inhabit the Interior and Arctic regions of Alaska where they wander the alpine tundra busily feeding on plants, berries, and animals during the summer months.

Grizzly bear photos: Grizzly bear walks across a open stream in the fresh winter snow in Atigun Canyon, Brooks Range, Alaska Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Grizzly bear walks across an open stream in the fresh winter snow in Atigun Canyon, Brooks Range, Alaska Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Grizzly bear stands in the midnight sun along Archimedes ridge, Utukok uplands, National Petroleum Reserve Alaska, Arctic, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

A grizzly bear stands in the midnight sun along Archimedes Ridge, Utukok Uplands, National Petroleum Reserve Alaska, Arctic, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Female grizzly bear, autumn blueberry patch, Denali National Park, Alaska Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Female grizzly bear in an autumn blueberry patch, Denali National Park, Alaska Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Female grizzly bear in autumn blueberry patch in Denali National Park, Alaska Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Female grizzly bear in autumn blueberry patch in Denali National Park, Alaska Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Grizzly bear sow, Denali National Park, Alaska Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Large claws visible on a female grizzly bear, Denali National Park, Alaska Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Grizzly bear along the Nigu river, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Grizzly bear along the Nigu River, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Grizzly bear walks across the tundra in the Prudhoe bay oil fields on Alaska's Arctic North Slope. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

A grizzly bear walks across the tundra in the Prudhoe Bay oil fields on Alaska’s Arctic North Slope. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Young grizzly bear rests along the spring tundra in Denali National Park, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Young grizzly bear rests along the spring tundra in Denali National Park, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Grizzly bear in yellow willows, Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Grizzly bear in yellow willows, Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Sow grizzly bear and cubs of the year, Denali National Park, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Sow grizzly bear and cubs of the year, Denali National Park, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Grizzly bear spring cub stands up in the tundra, Denali National Park, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Grizzly bear spring cub stands up in the tundra, Denali National Park, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Sow grizzly walks across the green tundra overlooking the McKinley River bar in Denali National Park, Alaska Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Sow grizzly walks across the green tundra overlooking the McKinley River Bar in Denali National Park, Alaska Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com


Grizzly bear photos: Grizzly bear scratching its back on a balsam poplar tree along the Denali National park road, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

Grizzly bear scratching its back on a balsam poplar tree along the Denali National park road, Alaska. Ⓒ Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

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