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                                                          A special feature on bears of the


                                                      Northwest USA, Canada and Alaska


                                                                                by Scott Graber and Suzanne Graber Alvarez
























                                                                                    There is a legend of a great, magical bear
                                                                                  that roamed the forests. No bear was its equal
                                                                                  and  all  people  lived  in  awe  and  fear  of  its
                                                                                  massive presence. However, there came the
                                                         Photo Credits: Breath of the Bear  day that two talented brothers and their small
                                  Scott Stone         Bill Feller - bagoodfeller@hotmail.com  dog tracked the magical bear and chased it
                                                       Bruce Maynes - bjmport@yahoo.com  for days through the  woods  and plains  until
                                               Daniel Bunker - danbunkerbearguide@gmail.com  at last they all fell over the edge of the earth
                                                  Danny Sullivan - instagram.com/sullyimages  and into the stars. When the seasons change
                                                         Dave Briggs - arctickingdom.com
                                                         Deby Dixon - debyswildworld.com  and in autumn the constellation grazes the
                                                      Francoise Gervais - arctickingdom.com  horizon, you can see this story in the stars, as
                                                  Jim Griffin - facebook.com/jim.griffin.902819  the head of the great bear is the square shape
                                                Jon Kumamoto - facebook.com/jon.kumamoto  some call the bowl of the Big Dipper and the
                                                   Judy Heller - facebook.com/judy.heller.39  hunters and their dog are close behind in the
                                                     KAR Photography - karphotography.net  Dipper’s handle.  The  Tlingit called them half
                                             Kari Watkins - naturalimpressions-photography.com  human, half god and other tribes called them
                                                  Pragyan Grimm - pragyangrimm@gmail.com
                                                    Scott Stone - scottstonephotography.com  “grandfather” or “cousin”. Their scientific term is
                                                    Shayne McGuire - wildcompasstours.com         ursidae and we know them as bears, the most
                                                   Southeast Aviation - southeastaviation.com  powerful carnivores  in all  the  world, and in
                                                      Susi Zimmermann - aclassicyacht.com  Alaska there is a good chance that you will run
                                               Theresa Bielawski - goldcountryartistsgallery.net  into one of them.
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