Fighting Bear by Igor Ivanko (11 images)

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A pair of large female brown bears engage in a brutal battle which broke out when one of them interrupted the other as she fished. The massive beasts squared up to each other and stood tall on their hind legs, before repeatedly exchanging blows and disturbing the tranquility with their mighty roars.

The fight, which broke out on the banks of Lake Kurilskoe in Kamchatka, Russia, caught photographer Igor Ivanko by surprise.
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