The Kermode Bear also known as a “Spirit Bear” (particularly to the Native tribes of British Columbia), is a subspecies of the North American Black Bear living in the central and north coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Spirit bears hold a prominent place in the oral stories of the Canadian First Nations and American Indians of the area.
Scientists have found during the day, white bears are 30% more effective at catching fish than black bears. The reason is, the white bears are less visible from the perspective of the fish.
Photographed by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen. (His book ‘Bear: Spirit of the Wild’ is available for purchase.)