Nope,trick photo probably.Heck,shortfaced bears never came close to that size.Nice pic and thread,but never was there a brown bear that got big as
that looks.Shortfaced bears were only about 15 feet standing on their hind legs IIRC,and they were the largest known bears,larger than brown or polar
I thought that it would be a good distraction for some of the members here to see what came up , The picture came from a now forgotten youtube video
and the book title has long been forgotten by me but was old nearly 30 years ago .
It is not "forced perspective". The bears back leg clearly goes back behind the girls legs and across the other side of them. This is either total
fakery photo editing (depends on date of creation).
It is simply a couple of kids looking at a brown bear that some relative killed (just as likely). Nothing about the people indicates that they
aren't a couple of skinny little 5 year olds. Yeah, kids used to be skinny. There is a little bit of inherent false perspective just due to the
closeness of the snout, but it was not intentional at the time of the photo if is just little kids.
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Fascinating! Looks like a real, old photo. Yes, the person casts a shadow. Not sure if it's a lady or a kid, or whoever, because it' not clear
enough to say. Smaller person, likely, and yeah, one BIG bear. Doesn't look like the typical forced perspective photo, either. There have been, as
some have already stated, really big bears, in the past, so it's not impossible that one could be that big now. Rare, perhaps, but possible. Some
folks are too quick to dismiss everything.
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You’d be surprised at just how much “knock down” power rounds like the .45-70 and .50-90 sharps the later of which came in at a very stout
nearly 3,000ft/lbs of energy granted they were pretty terrible in ballistic coefficient and had a ton of drop requiring much more skill to make long
range hits but when you hityou hit HARD. As far as your shooting
anecdote all I have to say is cool story bro with a huge helping of sarcasm.
If the picture is genuine and not a trick of perspective that thing is crazy, looks like it belongs in Kirby Arkansas bit of a meme around here
because of the giant animals that have been hunted in the area like the massive hog that was bagged last year that weighed a massive 820 pounds. www.arkansasonline.com...
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