Wildlife

Hunting season in Kamchatka

A brown bear with its salmon catch. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
The rest house in Kuril lake where the photographers stayed. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
Skinning the salmon is done quickly and efficiently. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
It looked as if the bear was striking a pose for the camera. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
The expert hunter at work. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
The dormant Elinskoye volcanoe, a spectacular view from the rest house. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
The Steller's gull with a brown bear. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
A brown bear against the icy cold landscape.
The Slender-billed gull at the lake. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
Hunting for salmon in shallow water.
Salmon after spawning in the Kuril lake. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
Salmon after spawning in the Kuril lake. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
In its habitat on the shores of the lake. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
A bear cub on a tree. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
Standing on a tree and scrutinising the water below for fish. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
The hunter on the move... Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
Kuril lake with a lush green hill in the background. Photo: SHEFIQ BASHEER AHAMMED
Constantine (left) with Shefiq Basheer Ahammed. Photo: By Special Arrangement
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