Quite the looker! This pretty lady bear took a break from grazing and babysitting her two cubs to give me a nice, head on look. As you can see, she is one big bear.
I don’t know that you can truly appreciate the size of a grizzly or brown bear until you see one in person. Naturalist George Ord gave the grizzly its classification, ursus arctos horribilis, due to its intimidating character.
Lewis and Clark studied and wrote extensively about grizzlies including relaying one story in their journals of an encounter during which Lewis was actually chased by one. Not an enviable position to be in for sure!