Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) - a subspecies of brown bear or what's called a grizzly bear in North America. This one's having a good back scratch. A tree's handy when there's no one around to scratch for you!
Wildlife Photo of the Day - November This mother was with two cubs when she sensed a male approaching. As she started to check it out, one of the cubs appeared looking around her. This photo was taken on a trip to Alaska with Nat Hab.