Pictured: The thrashes free from the bear's claws. Sequence 8 of 10.
A brown bear struggles to catch a thrashing salmon as the fish tries to escape its deadly paws. The fish are a vital part of this young male's diet, providing up to nine pounds of fat each day which is necessary to survive the harsh Alaskan winter.
Though the fish often slip away, this one was caught by the bear on his second attempt. The photographs were taken by professional wildlife photographer Kevin Dooley in Southwest Alaska, in the United States. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.