'Spirit Bear' Looking for Salmon

Category: Travel Portraits

 

Photo and caption by Jenny Stevens

This photo of a 'Spirit Bear' was taken along side Riordan Creek, Gribbell Island in the Great Bear Rainforest, B.C. Canada. The First Nation Gitg'at call the 'Spirit Bear' 'Moksgm'ol and have revered them for hundreds of years. The North American Black Bear in this area have a recessive gene which results in white or cream colored cubs. White bears can have black cubs as well. Also referred to a Kermode Bears, their numbers range around 400.

Location: Gribbell Island, Great Bear Rainforest

 

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