Wildlife

Brown bear, red salmon

Print edition : March 18, 2016

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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