National Geographic : 1993 Nov
Feuding over fish, Kodiak brown bears spar on the O'Malley River. This subspecies among the world's largest bears-is unique to the Kodiak archipelago. Males may tower ten feet and weigh 1,500 pounds. To limit access to these popular animals and to offer a lifetime thrill, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service runs a viewing program; 250 people from around the world applied for 90 slots in 1992, including these win ners, chosen by lottery (above). Vic Barnes (below, at left), who started the program, radio collars a bear with his 11-year partner, state biologist Roger Smith.
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