Fierce female bears lock jaws as they fight over fish in lake

By Jamie Smith


Two fierce female bears have been captured locking jaws with one another as they fight over fish while standing in a lake.

Giuseppe D’amico, 60, was visiting Kurile Lake in Kamchatka, Russia, when he spotted the bears fighting one another.

Pic by Giuseppe Damico/Caters News

The business consultant said it is rare to see bears fighting over salmon in the lake as it is known for the abundance of fish there.

Pic by Giuseppe Damico/Caters News

Guiseppe, from Abruzzo, Italy, said: “In reality disputes between bears are rare because the lake is large and there is a large presence of fish.

Pic by Giuseppe Damico/Caters News

“My favourite shots are those where I managed to capture the bears’ facial expressions as they fight more in detail.

Pic by Giuseppe Damico/Caters News

“In my images you can see the struggle, lasting only about 20 seconds, between two female bears who begin to fight for a salmon.

Pic by Giuseppe Damico/Caters News

“The photos were taken from about 100ft away and you could feel the strength of these powerful mammals.

Pic by Giuseppe Damico/Caters News

“The fight ended suddenly without consequences and the two bears went back to fishing on their way.

Pic by Giuseppe Damico/Caters News

“It is a rare and spectacular event to be in an incredible landscape to see two bears fighting in the water, showing great strength and making a great noise.

Pic by Giuseppe Damico/Caters News

“It is a privilege to witness these wild events of nature.”