The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos ssp.) is a large population of the brown bear inhabiting North America. Scientists generally do not use the name grizzly bear but call it the North American brown bear. Multiple morphological forms sometimes recognized as subspecies exist, including the mainland grizzly (Ursus arctos horribilis), Kodiak bear (U. a. middendorffi), peninsular grizzly (U. a. gyas), and the recently extinct California grizzly (U. a. californicus†) and Mexican grizzly bear (U. a. nelsoni†). On average bears near the coast tend to be larger while inland grizzlies tend to be smaller. The Ussuri brown bear (U. a. lasiotus) inhabiting Russia, Northern China, Japan and Korea is sometimes referred to as the black grizzly, although it is a different subspecies from the bears in America (Wikipedia).

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Joanie Holliday 3 days ago

THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT. MARVELOUS WORK AS ALWAYS.

Artist Reply: THANK YOU!!

Rick Corbett 3 days ago

Barbara, I admire your work so much! I consider every piece you do a masterpiece. "Bear with Me" is another one which just blows my mind. The detail is phenomenal, the use of light and shadow is amazing. I'm just in awe of your work!

Artist Reply: Just so you know, I've been "drawing" since the age of 4 - couldn't stop if I wanted to but have always had "realism" as my guide. Thank you so much for appreciating what I do