The same photos are propogating in emails, claiming to be over 12 feet in height, and at least one attached photo indicated it had eaten a person.
According to (snopes I think it was) this is a hoax. Yes, the bear in this photo is legit, it was NOT a record (just under a record, but still not
there), and there is no evidence that it killed any humans.
Also, according to the email, the hunter was charged and shot it numerous times with a 7mm Rem Mag semi auto, but it survived, so he had to reload and
shoot it in the head to finish it off.
The true story is that the hunter heard him coming (was upwind of the bear), and got a clear shot at him with a .338 Win Mag bolt action, and took him
with one clear shot.