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Wildlife pictures, North American wild animal photos, such as Bighorn sheep, bison, black bears, canines, caribou, dall sheep, elk, fannin sheep, grizzly bears, moose, mountain goats, pronghorn antelope, small mammals, whitetail deer, and more.

BearsStock photos of bears. American bear species include the polar bear (ursus maritimus), grizzly bear or brown bear (Ursus arctos) and black bear (Ursus americanus). Polar bears are generally considered marine mammals, and are the largest of the bear family. Alaska brown bear, including the subspecies the Kodiak bear, are the next largest, with the grizzly bear (interior Alaska or Lower 49 states brown bears - Ursus arctos) followed by black bears. Bears are omnivores. Family Ursidae.

These bear photos were largely taken in Alaska, but include some grizzly bear photos from Canada, and black bear photos from Canada and Tennessee. Bear photos, stock images of bears.
Black Bears Photos
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Black bear photos, Ursus americanus, from Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Photos of black bears from Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska, and black bear pictures in British Columbia and Alberta Canada.

Black bear taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Ursidae; Genus: Ursus; Species: americanus; Scientific Name: Ursus americanus


Bear Cub Photos
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Photos of bear cubs, including grizzly bear cubs, brown bear cubs, polar bear cubs and black bear cubs. Few animals are as cute as a baby bear cub. Bear cubs are generally born in January or February, helpless and hairless, blind and unable to fend for themselves.

Polar bear cubs leave the dens in February or March, and grizzly bear, brown bear cubs and black bear cubs generally leave the dens with their mother around middle of April. Bear cubs of all species typically stay with their mother, the sow, for 2-3 years before they leave and must fend for themselves. Bear cub mortality is very high.

Baby bear photos, Alaska bear cubs.


Grizzly Bears Photos
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Grizzly bear photos, Ursus arctos images. Grizzly bear pictures, also called brown bears, from Katmai National Park, Alaska. Stock grizzly bear photos from Denali and Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska, and grizzly bears from Canada, including Yukon Territory and Kananaskis Country, Alberta. For photos of grizzly bear cubs, please be sure to visit the Grizzly Bear Cub Photos page.

Alaska Grizzly Bear Photo Tour.

Grizzly bear, or American brown bear Taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Ursidae; Genus: Ursus; Species: arctos; Scientific Name: Ursus arctos.


Grizzly Bear cub photos
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Photos of baby bears, brown bear cubs and grizzly bear cubs - Ursus arctos. Cute young bear cub pictures from Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Photos of sows with cubs, bear families and babies. Also, be sure to visit the main Grizzly Bear Photos page for more great bear photos.

Grizzly bear, or American brown bear Taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Ursidae; Genus: Ursus; Species: arctos; Scientific Name: Ursus arctos.


Polar Bear Photos
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Alaska Polar bear stock photos, Ursus maritimus photos. Polar bears are marine mammals of the arctic, and inhabit the circumpolar regions of the northern hemisphere. Listed as threatened species in the US by the Fish and Wildlife Service, polar bears face the threat of habitat loss from global climate change. Polar bear photos on this page include adult polar bears, male and female polar bears and polar bear cub photos. Mostly taken in Arctic Alaska, in the Beaufort Sea and edges of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Stock photos of polar bears.

The accepted and standard taxonomy for polar bears is; Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Carnivora, Family: Ursidae, Genus: Ursus, Species: Ursus maritimus


 

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CanidaePhotos of Canids, or Canidae, including wolves, foxes and coyotes. Canidae is the dog family of the world, with members of this family found on virtually every continent on earth (only Antarctica is devoid of native canids). Canids are an extremely adaptable family of species, and can be found from sea level to altitudes over 5000m (or 16 000 feet). Though taxonomists differ with their classifications, most taxonomists suggest their are around 35 species of canids in the world.

This gallery of photos includes red fox photos, arctic fox photos, wolf photos and coyote photos, largely from Alaska and Canada.
Arctic Fox Photos
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Stock Photos of Arctic Foxes, Vulpes lagopus. Arctic Foxes on the coastal plain in Arctic Alaska, on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR, Alaska. Arctic fox populations are becoming threatened by encroachment of the larger red fox species, as they move further north into habitats they weren't previously able to survive in. Global Climate Change is threatening the survival of many species in the arctic.

Arctic Fox Taxonomy: Scientific classification - Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Canidae; Genus: Vulpes; Species: V. lagopus; Binomial name: Vulpes lagopus


Coyote Photos
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Wild coyote photos. Coyotes from the Yukon to Yellowstone, photos of Coyotes in Jasper, Canada. Coyote pups and adult coyote photos.

Coyote Taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Infraclass: Eutheria; Order: Carnivora; Family: Canidae; Genus: Canis; Species: latrans; Scientific Name: Canis latrans.


Fox Photos
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Arctic fox photos, red fox photos and cross fox photos. The red fox is Vulpes vulpes and arctic fox is Vulpes lagopus. Fox pictures from British Columbia, Canada, and Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska, Denali National Park, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR, arctic Alaska. Fox kits, or pups, and adult foxes.

Red fox Taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Canidae; Tribe: Vulpini; Genus: Vulpes; Species: vulpes; Scientific Name: Vulpes vulpes.


Wolves Photos
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Wild wolf photos. Photos of wild wolves from Denali National Park, Alaska, and wolf photos from Jasper National Park, Canada. These pictures are all pictures of wild wolves, not captive animals. Wolves are typically gray, though color morphs range from black wolves to almost white wolves. The black wolves are the most voracious.

There are numerous schools of thought on the taxonomy of wolves, and various subspecies, though few scientists agree on exactly what they might be. So, to the species level, taxonomy for North American wolves is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Canidae; Subfamily: Caninae; Tribe: Canini; Genus: Canis; Species: lupus; Scientific Name: Canis lupus.


 

 

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Marine MammalsPhotos of marine mammals. There are nearly 130 species of marine mammals, all of which rely on the ocean for their survival. Marine mammals have adaptions to life in the ocean, such as a thick layer of blubber or far, streamlined bodies for swimming, circulatory adjustment abilities to help conserve body temperature, they store extra oxygen in their blood and muscles. Marine mammals are divided into 4 different subgroups, the pinipeds (seals, sea lions, etc), cetaceans (whales, etc), sirenians (manatees, and dugongs) and fissipeds (includes the polar bear).

Marine Mammals are protected by US Law under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Many species of marine mammals remain threatened and/or endangered.
Harbor Seals
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Stock photos of Alaska Harbor Seals, from Katmai National Park and Preserve, and from Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Harbor seals, or Phoca vitulina, are pinnipeds, also true seals, and are also frequently known as Common seals.


 

 

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UngulatesUngulate Family - Stock photos of Ungulates. Ungulate means 'hooved animal'. The family Ungulates is usually split into 2 grips, even toed ungulates and odd-toed ungulates, with some other smaller groups (including elephants) as well. Ungulate photos on this website include caribou, moose, white-tailed deer, elk and muskoxen, as well as various members of the sheep families, such as Dall sheep, bighorn sheep and also mountain goats and pronghorn.
Bighorn Sheep Photos
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Bighorn sheep photos. Ovis canadensis. Bighorn rams and bighorn sheep lambs from Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada. Full curled or full curl trophy bighorn rams.

Bighorn sheep Taxonomy; Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Family: Bovidae; Subfamily: Caprinae; Genus: Ovis, Species: canadensis; Scientific Name: Ovis canadensis.


Bison Photos
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Stock photos of bison, also commonly and incorrectly called buffalo. Bison bos, from Yellowstone National Park, and bison from Custer State Park. These are Plains bison, one of 2 subspecies of American bison. The other species are wood bison. Photos of bull bison, cows and bison calves.

Bison taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Family: Bovidae; Subfamily: Bovinae; Genus: Bison; Species: bison; Scientific Name: Bison bison; Subspecies include Bison bison bison (Plains bison) and Bison bison athabascae (Wood bison).


Caribou Photos
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Caribou photos, Rangifer tarandus. Some Woodland caribou photos here, but most of these caribou photos are the more common Barren Ground caribou, found in Denali National Park, Alaska and also Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Images of caribou from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR, Alaska. Bull caribou photos, and cows and calves. Woodland caribou belong to the subspecies Rangifer tarandus caribou and Barren ground caribou to Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus.

Caribou taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Family: Cervidae; Subfamily: Capreolinae; Genus: Rangifer; Species: tarandus; Scientific Name: Rangifer tarandus


Dall Sheep Photos
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Dall sheep stock photos, from Denali National Park, Alaska, and also Dall sheep pictures, rams, ewes and lamb photos from Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska. Oringially called Dall's Sheep. Full curled trophy ram photos. Ovis dalli dalli images.

Dall sheep Taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla;, Family: cabras; Subfamily: Caprinae; Genus: Ovis; Species: dalli; Scientific Name: Ovis dalli.


Elk Photos
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Wapiti, or Elk photos. The native American name for elk is wapiti. Cervus elaphus images. Stock photos of bull elk from Jasper National Park the Yukon Territory, Canada. Bull elk photos from Yellowstone National Park. Bugling Bull elk photos, and elk flehmen, fighting and rutting elk photos.

Elk taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Suborder: Ruminantia; Family: Cervidae; Subfamily: Cervinae; Genus: Cervus; Species: canadensis; Scientific name: Cervus canadensis.


Fannin Sheep Photos
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Fannin sheep photos; Fannin sheep, or Fannin's Sheep are either a subspecies or color morph of the Dall Sheep. Fannin sheep are found in the Pelly Mountains and Ogilvie Mountains of Yukon Territory. Ovis dalli fannini images from Yukon Territory, Canada.

Taxonomy for the Fannin Sheep is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla;, Family: cabras; Subfamily: Caprinae; Genus: Ovis; Species: dalli; Scientific Name: Ovis dalli fannini.


Moose Photos
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Moose photos, Alces alces. Bull and cow moose photos from Denali National Park, Alaska. Trophy bull moose photos. Moose pictures from Yukon Territory, Canada, and Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska. Photos of moose calves around Anchorage, Alaska, in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada.

North American moose taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Family: Cervidae; Subfamily: Capreolinae; Genus: Alces; Species: laces; Scientific Name: Alces alces.


Mountain Goats Photos
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Mountain goat photos, North American mountain goat, also called the Rocky Mountain goat. Oreamnos Americanus images Most of these mountain goat photos are from Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska. Mountain goats, Chugach mountains, photos of mountain goat kids and nannies.

Taxonomy for the Rocky Mountain or North American Mountain Goat is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Family: Bovidae; Subfamily: Caprinae; Genus: Oreamnos; Species: americanus; Scientific Name: Oreamnus americanus.


Muskox photos
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Photos of muskox, or muskoxen photos, Ovibos moschatus images; also Musk Ox photos, Muskox on the arctic coastal plain, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR Muskox herd or musk ox pictures, Alaska.

Musk taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Family: Bovidae; Subfamily: Caprinae; Genus: Ovibos; Species: moschatus; Scientific Name: Ovibos moschatus.


Pronghorn Antelope Photos
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Pronghorn Photos, Custer State Park, South Dakota. Pronghorn antelope photos - though pronghorn are not an antelope, but are more closely related to the American mountain goat species. Correct common name is Pronghorn. Antilocapra americana images.

Pronghorn taxonomy is Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Family: Antilocapridae; Genus: Antilocapra; Species: americana; Scientific Name: Antilocapra americana.


Whitetail Deer Photos
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Whitetail deer photos, or white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus images. Photos of whitetail bucks from Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Whitetail deer, or white-tailed deer, females are called does and the males are called bucks. The breeding season is called the rut, trophy whitetail buck pictures.

Taxonomy for the white-tailed deer is: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Family: Cervidae; Subfamily: Capreolinae; Genus: Odocoileus; Species: virginianus; Scientific name: Odocoileus virginianus


 

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Stock photos of Alligators, American Alligator pictures, Alligator mississippiensis. Photos from Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, of wild alligators.

The American Alligator taxonomy is Kingdom: Metazoa; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Reptilia; Order: Crocodilia; Family: Alligatoridae; Genus: Alligator; Species: mississippiensis; Scientific name: alligator mississippiensis.






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Painted turtle photo, Chrysemys picta and more coming soon.



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Photos of arctic ground squirrels, snowshoe hare photos, lynx, red squirrel pictures, marmot photos, chipmunk photos, beaver photos, weasel photos, and more. Wildlife photos.

 

 

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