I have just returned from a trip to Finland to see these magnificent mammals. My location was in the far east of Finland with the Russian border. Here Bears can wander between the to nations in Taiga forest that is almost inpenetrable and are safe from hunters as the border has a no mans corridor of in some arera's of 100 miles. This female had 4 cubs that she defended with vigour and at 400lb+ a formidable adversary for any male that might take one of her cubs !
Location: Border zone between Russia and Finland, Finland, Europe
Photographer: Ron Tear