Hi everyone, I need an opinion. I recently took the online bear identification test and came upon a picture within the test that is a bit controversial. I believe 100% it is a grizzly bear. I work with several avid hunters and they all agree with me. However, the man that headed up the bear identification test disagrees with me. When I confronted him with my opinion, he told me over and over it was a black bear. I showed him how I identified it as a grizzly, and he adamantly replied that it was a black bear. I then asked him how he determines it is a black bear and he said "It's a black bear, I know that for a fact". I would greatly appreciate it if you all here could take a look at this picture (it's the actual one from the identification test) and tell me what your opinion is.
Is this bear a grizzly bear, or a black bear?