In north-eastern Finland, European brown bears Ursus arctos arctos emerge from hibernation around April and remain active until late October.
Bears are a highly omnivorous species, which feed opportunistically. Their diet consists of food items such as berries, plant material, nuts, insects, carrion and small mammals. Female bears become sexually mature between 4-8 years of age, with the most common litter sizes producing between 1-3 cubs.
About the photographers
Kyle Moore is a multi-award-winning wildlife photographer based on the Suffolk coast, UK. Having grown up on the Norfolk/Suffolk border with a wealth of wildlife on his doorstep there is no surprise that Kyle’s passion for wildlife was ignited from a young age. Kyle has a particular fascination for the large apex predators of the world, and has recently worked extensively European brown bear. To view more of Kyle's photography visit his website.
Harry Read is a wildlife photographer based in Suffolk, with a zoology undergraduate degree from Swansea University. He is an aspiring naturalist and conservationist with a particular interest in the UK’s diversity of birds. To see more of Harry's photography visit his website.
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