|"TO WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THESE MAJESTIC GIANTS IS TO REACH INTO ONE'S SOUL AND DISCOVER WHAT WE ARE TRULY MADE OF. COME JOIN ME IN, 'THE SHADOW OF THE BEAR'." Leslie Marcucella & Peter Hagelis|
All photographs of bears in this website were taken on Kodiak Island in the bears natural habitat by Leslie Marcucella & Peter Hagelis. These are Kodiak brown bears, ursus arctos middendorffi. They are the world's largest bear, they are isolated to Kodiak Island, and they are the only scientifically recognized subspecies of brown bear.
The information in this website is a collaboration of years of personal observations of the Kodiak brown bear and various resources. We especially would like to thank Larry Van Daele, area biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, who is a wealth of information and has spent many hours sharing his knowledge, experiences and in depth studies of Kodiak Island and its majestic brown bear with us. Please do not hesitate to email us with any further questions regarding these animals.