Breathtaking Photography of Bears

Amazing photos of bears capture the breathtaking species of bears that live amongst us on the earth. Let us protect this magnificent animal and understand more about bears.


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Below are a few facts and some remarkable photos of bears around the world.

  1. Bears diet consists of mostly meat and fish, however some bears eat plants, insects and berries.
  2. Canada has around 60% of the world’s polar bears.
  3. Some bears can run up to 45km per hour.
  4. Bears can remember the faces of other bears.
  5. Apparently there are only 8 species of living bears.

We have compiled a list of bears and who discovered it below:

Family Ursidae (G. Fischer de Waldheim, 1817)
Subfamily Amphicynodontinae (Simpson, 1945)
Amphicticeps (Matthew and Granger, 1924)
Amphicticeps makhchinus (Wang et al., 2005)
Amphicticeps dorog (Wang et al., 2005)
Amphicticeps shackelfordi (Matthew and Granger, 1924)
Parictis (Scott, 1893)
Parictis primaevus (Scott, 1893)
Parictis personi (Chaffee, 1954)
Parictis montanus (Clark & Guensburg, 1972)
Parictis parvus (Clark & Beerbower, 1967)
Parictis gilpini (Clark & Guensburg, 1972)
Parictis dakotensis (Clark, 1936)
Kolponomos (Stirton, 1960)
Kolponomos newportensis (Tedford et al., 1994)
Kolponomos clallamensis (Stirton, 1960)
Allocyon (Merriam, 1930)
Allocyon loganensis (Merriam, 1930)
Pachycynodon (Schlosser, 1888)
Pachycynodon tedfordi (Wang & Qiu, 2003)
Pachycynodon tenuis (Teilhard de Chardin, 1915)
Pachycynodon filholi (Schlosser, 1888)
Pachycynodon boriei (Filhol, 1876)
Pachycynodon crassirostris (Schlosser, 1888)
Amphicynodon (Filhol, 1881)
Amphicynodon mongoliensis (Janovskaja, 1970)
Amphicynodon teilhardi (Matthew and Granger, 1924)
Amphicynodon typicus (Schlosser, 1888)
Amphicynodon chardini (Cirot and De Bonis, 1992)
Amphicynodon cephalogalinus (Teilhard, 1915)
Amphicynodon gracilis (Filhol, 1874)
Amphicynodon crassirostris (Filhol, 1876)
Amphicynodon brachyrostris (Filhol, 1876)
Amphicynodon leptorhynchus (Filhol, 1874)
Amphicynodon velaunus (Aymard, 1846)
Subfamily daggerHemicyoninae (Frick, 1926)
Tribe daggerCephalogalini (de Bonis, 2013)
Adelpharctos (de Bonis, 1971)
Adelpharctos ginsburgi (de Bonis, 2011)
Adelpharctos mirus (de Bonis, 1971)
Cyonarctos (de Bonis, 2013)
Cyonarctos dessei (de Bonis, 2013)
Phoberogale (Ginsburg & Morales, 1995)
Phoberogale minor (Filhol, 1877)
Phoberogale bonali (Helbing, 1928)
Phoberogale depereti (Viret, 1929)
Phoberogale gracile (Pomel, 1847)
Filholictis (de Bonis, 2013)
Filholictis filholi (Munier-Chalmas, 1877)
Cephalogale (Jourdan, 1862)
Cephalogale shareri (Wang, et al., 2009)
Cephalogale gergoviensis (Viret, 1929)
Cephalogale ginesticus (Kuss, 1962)
Cephalogale geoffroyi (Jourdan, 1862)
Tribe daggerPhoberocyonini (Ginsburg & Morales, 1995)
Plithocyon (Ginsburg, 1955)
Plithocyon armagnacensis (Ginsburg, 1955)
Plithocyon statzlingii (Frick, 1926)
Plithocyon bruneti (Ginsburg, 1980)
Plithocyon barstowensis (Frick, 1926)
Plithocyon ursinus (Cope, 1875)
Phoberocyon (Ginsburg, 1955)
Phoberocyon hispanicus (Ginsburg & Morales, 1998)
Phoberocyon dehmi (Ginsburg, 1955)
Phoberocyon huerzeleri (Ginsburg, 1955)
Phoberocyon aurelianensis (Mayet, 1908)
Phoberocyon youngi (Xiang et al., 1986)
Phoberocyon johnhenryi (White, 1947)
Tribe daggerHemicyonini (Frick, 1926)
Zaragocyon (Ginsburg & Morales, 1995)
Zaragocyon daamsi (Ginsburg & Morales, 1995)
Dinocyon (Jourdan, 1861)
Dinocyon aurelianensis (Frick, 1926)
Dinocyon sansaniensis (Frick, 1926)
Dinocyon thenardi (Jourdan, 1861)
Hemicyon (Lartet, 1851)
Hemicyon barbouri (Colbert, 1941)
Hemicyon teilhardi (Colbert, 1939)
Hemicyon grivensis (Frick, 1926)
Hemicyon minor (Dépéret, 1887)
Hemicyon sansaniensis (Lartet, 1851)
Subfamily daggerUrsavinae (Hendey, 1980)
Ballusia (Ginsburg & Morales, 1998)
Ballusia elmensis (Stehlin, 1917)
Ballusia hareni (Ginsburg, 1989)
Ballusia orientalis (Qiu et al., 1985)
Ursavus (Schlosser, 1899)
Ursavus brevirhinus (Hofmann, 1887)
Ursavus primaevus (Gaillard, 1899)
Ursavus intermedius (Koenigswald, 1925)
Ursavus pawniensis (Frick, 1926)
Ursavus ehrenbergi (Brunner, 1942)
Ursavus sylvestris (Qiu & Qi, 1990)
Ursavus isorei (Ginsburg & Morales, 1998)
Ursavus tedfordi (Zhanxiang et al., 2014)
Agriotheriinae (Kretzoi, 1929)
Agriotherium (Wagner, 1837)
Agriotherium myanmarensis (Ogino et al., 2011)
Agriotherium insigne (Gervais, 1859)
Agriotherium inexpetans (Qiu et al., 1991)
Agriotherium palaeindicus (Lydekker, 1878)
Agriotherium sivalensis (Falconer & Cautley, 1836)
Agriotherium africanum (Hendey, 1972)
Agriotherium coffeyi (Dalquest, 1986)
Agriotherium gregoryi (Frick, 1926)
Agriotherium schneideri (Sellards, 1916)
Subfamily Ailuropodinae (Grevé, 1894)[5]
Tribe daggerIndarctini (Abella et al., 2012)
Miomaci (de Bonis et al., 2017)
Miomaci pannonicum (de Bonis et al., 2017)
Indarctos (Pilgrim, 1913)
Indarctos punjabensis (Lydekker, 1884)
Indarctos zdanskyi (Qiu & Tedford, 2003)[6]
Indarctos sinensis (Zdansky, 1924)
Indarctos vireti (Villalta & Crusafont, 1943)
Indarctos arctoides (Deperet, 1895)
Indarctos anthracitis (Weithofer, 1888)
Indarctos salmontanus (Pilgrim, 1913)
Indarctos atticus (Weithofer, 1888)
Indarctos bakalovi (Kovachev, 1988)
Indarctos lagrelli (Zdansky, 1924)
Indarctos oregonensis (Merriam et al., 1916)
Indarctos nevadensis (Macdonald, 1959)[7]
Tribe Ailuropodini (Grevé, 1894)

Kretzoiarctos (Abella et al., 2012)
Kretzoiarctos beatrix (Abella et al., 2011)
Agriarctos (Kretzoi, 1942)
Agriarctos depereti (Schlosser, 1902)
Agriarctos vighi (Kretzoi, 1942)
Agriarctos gaali (Kretzoi, 1942)
Ailurarctos (Qi et al., 1989)
Ailurarctos yuanmouensis (Zong, 1997)
Ailurarctos lufengensis (Qi et al., 1989)
Ailuropoda (Milne-Edwards, 1870)
Ailuropoda microta (Pei, 1962)
Ailuropoda wulingshanensis (Wang & Alii, 1982)
Ailuropoda minor (Pei, 1962)
Ailuropoda baconi (Woodward 1915)
Ailuropoda melanoleuca (David, 1869) – Giant panda
Subfamily Tremarctinae (Merriam & Stock, 1925)[8]
Plionarctos (Frick, 1926)
Plionarctos harroldorum (Tedfored & Martin, 2001)
Plionarctos edensis (Frick, 1926)
Arctodus (Leidy, 1854)
Arctodus simus (Cope, 1879)
Arctodus pristinus (Leidy, 1854)
Arctotherium (Burmeister, 1879)
Arctotherium angustidens (Gervais & Ameghino, 1880)
Arctotherium vetustum (Ameghino, 1885)
Arctotherium wingei (Ameghino, 1902)
Arctotherium bonariense (Gervais, 1852)
Arctotherium tarijense (Ameghino, 1902)
Tremarctos (Gervais, 1855)
Tremarctos floridanus (Gildey, 1928)
Tremarctos ornatus (Cuvier, 1825) – spectacled bear
Subfamily Ursinae (G. Fischer de Waldheim, 1817)
Ursus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ursus boeckhi (Schlosser, 1899)
Ursus abstrusus (Bjork, 1970)
Ursus yinanensis (Li, 1993)
Ursus ruscinensis (Depéret, 1890)
Ursus theobaldi (Lydekker, 1884)
Ursus ursinus (Shaw, 1791) – sloth bear
Ursus sinomalayanus (Thenius, 1947)
Ursus malayanus (Raffles, 1821) – sun bear
Ursus pyrenaicus (Depéret, 1892)
Ursus minimus (Devèze & Bouillet, 1827)
Ursus thibetanus (G. Cuvier, 1823) – Asiatic black bear
Ursus americanus (Pallas, 1780) – American black bear
Ursus etruscus (Cuvier, 1823)
Ursus dolinensis (Garcia & Arsuaga, 2001)
Ursus savini (Andrews, 1922)
Ursus deningeri (Richenau, 1904)
Ursus kudarensis (Baryshnikov, 1985)
Ursus rossicus (Borissiak, 1930)
Ursus ingressus (Rabeder, Hofreiter, Nagel & Withalm 2004)
Ursus deningeri (Richenau, 1904)
Ursus spelaeus (Rosenmüller, 1794)
Ursus maritimus (Phipps, 1774) – polar bear
Ursus arctos (Linnaeus, 1758) – brown bear


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