Kermodebear Photos on Instagram

See related and similar tags

@auto_sales_andreas

Do you know much about the B.C. Park License Plates โ‰๏ธHereโ€™s a special tie to the green ones with the little white bear on the back! ๐ŸผThis fine gentleman Wayne is the person responsible for setting up and maintaining the conservation efforts for the BC Spirit bear (Kermode Bear.) So when it came to insuring his brand new #outlanderphev he just HAD to get the #spiritbear plate. . A vehicle that makes a difference for a couple that makes a difference. #congratulations Wayne and Lorna. . . . #protectedbears #conservation #kermodebear #sanctuary #electricvehicles #allwheeldrive #newdenver #newdenverbc #kootenays #customerservice #isellcars #salesmanwithasleeve #driveyourambition #10yearwarranty #kelowna #valleymitsubishi #okanagan #vernon #kamloops #pluginhybrid #pluginyoursuv at Kelowna, British Columbia

0
@bunnyhorne

Today I am heading to Science World to see The Great Bear Rainforest movie. Sept 2019 I had the privilege to accompany Dr. Wayne McCrory et al to the home of the Spirit Bear. I just dug out my photos of that precious time. No digital photography no high res zoom lens - nothing fancy - just some biologists, bear lovers and Lucy the Bear dog. Here are a few of my photos. #spiritbear #ryanreynolds #thegreatbearrainforestmovie #thegreatbearrainforest #kermodebear

1
@macleansmag

Donโ€™t be fooled by the cream-coloured coat; thatโ€™s no polar bear. A Kermode or โ€œspiritโ€ bear, is a subspecies of the North American black bear. It owes its colouring to a rare genetic mutation, and can be found in British Columbiaโ€™s Great Bear Rainforest. Filmmaker Ian McAllister is behind a new documentary called "Great Bear Rainforestโ€”Land of the Spirit Bear," out now in IMAX theatres. What's going on in this photo between man and the bear with a doleful gaze? Swipe up in our story to find out or click the link in the bio. . ๐Ÿ“ธ: Deirdre Leowinata . . . . . . . . . . . . #spiritbear #kermodebear #britishcolumbia #greatbearrainforest #rainforest #grizzlybears #bears #blackbears #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #documentary at Great Bear Rainforest

5
@fawnheart.art

Happy Valentineโ€™s Day from the Bears ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜… but honestly, everyday should be about loving the people around you. Iโ€™m not really big on holidays or festivities, but saying it anyways! Time lapse of my spirit bear painting coming next week, if all goes as planned! โœจ Also sorry if youโ€™re getting tired of seeing this painting lol! But... I have a plan to create a variety of some 4x6โ€ - 8x10โ€ minis for all of you. Think of it as a collection! Jump on over to my stories to answer the poll, Iโ€™d love to hear if you are at all interested in this idea! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿป at Mount Shasta, California

16
@fetrets

heres some doodles!! if you can guess the animal on the 4th slide, you can request me!! (animals, characters, ect) โ™ก โ™ก #bear #animal #art #artist #sketch #doodle #drawing #paper #pencil #pen #micron #spiritbear #slothbear #kermodebear #ocelot #cat #feline

11
@laurenbrownphotoedson

Kermode or โ€œSpiritโ€ Bear in British Columbia, Canada. . . . . . Photographed with: -Canon 5D III -Tamron 150-600 mm . . . . . Copyright Lauren Brown Photography 2018. If you would like to repost/share my photo, please feel free to do so, all I ask is please physically tag & credit me so I can thank you! . . . . . #bear #kermode #blackbear #spiritbear #canadiancreatives #wildlifephotography #beautiful #snap_willdife #stunning #natgeoyourshot #sharecangeo #wildlifephotographer #kermodebear #wildlife #britishcolumbia #canada #edsonphotographyclub #beautifulbritishcolumbia #nature #canon #canonphotography #canoncanada #nb_nature_brilliance #laurenbrownphotgraphyedson #laurenbrownphotography #myphoto #opcmag #bc #naturephotography #britishcolumbiawildlife at British Columbia

3
@daisygilardini

Photo by @DaisyGilardini // Digging out some unpublished images shot a few years ago in the Great Bear Rainforest. Great memories spent in one of the most amazing forest in the world in company of a very special animal. The Kermode Bear (Ursus americanus kermodei) is one of the rarest bears in the world. It is a black bear that has a white/creamy fur, which is produced by a recessive gene. He lives principally in the central and north coast of British Columbia in Canada #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #nikon #lowepro #cangeotravel #cangeo #conservation #sharecangeo #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #Framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizeoneizo at Great Bear Rainforest

48
@hilmiguzel274

wildlifeplanet ilcp_photographers wildlife_protection_canada outdoorphotographycanadamag smithsonianmagazine wildlifephotographicmag naturesbestphotomagazine wildplanetphotomag outdoorphotomag outsidemagazine A disturbance in the water is evidence of a swimming Salmon beneath the surface. #spiritbear #kermodebear #upcloseandpersonal #preserveandprotect #wildandfree #canadianwilderness #nature_sultans #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #thegreatoutdoors #adventuretravel #thesouloftheforest #fishingbear #catchoftheday #fishfood #salmondinner #rarebear #exclusive_shots #offthegrid #natgeo #bearphotography #nationalgeographictravel #bearlife #wildlifemagazine #naturesbest #wpcover #wildphotomagazine

2
@bdfaanes

"Spirit Bear Yoga." Similar position many of us found ourselves in as we tried to navigate a very tricky trail with backpacks on along a stream with mossy covered rocks & wet, exposed tree roots. Worth the effort to see the magnificent Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest. #BeautifulBritishColumbia #SpiritBearsRock #OffTheGrid #GetTheShot #CanonEOS1DXMII #OceanLightIIAdventures #ShootTheLight #Gitzo #KermodeBear

1
@nickkkjordan

""Good Morning"" This sleeping bear is a Kermode, one of the rarest bears in the world. In fact, itโ€™s a black bear with white, creamy fur, which is produced by a recessive gene. On this particular occasion, we followed this young male nicknamed โ€œMushroomโ€ while he was fishing along a small river. Once his belly was full, he settled for a nap on a beautiful mossy log. Despite the fading evening light, we decided to approach. From time to time heโ€™d open his eyes and glance at us, but he never showed any sign of fear or anxiety. We got so close we could hear him breathing. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Photo by @daisygilardini #repost #bear #spiritbear #kermode #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #rarest #wild #britishcolumbia #worldlife #world #wildlifephotography #nikon #wildlife #daisygilardini #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizeoneizo #sandisk #westerndigital #Repost #insta #instapic

2
@igsmart2017

Photo by @DaisyGilardini // Bears simply love salmon roe. During the fall salmon run, they often dive headfirst into the river to lick up salmon eggs from under the rocks. As they re-emerge, they shake off the water trapped in their fur. Timing and shutter speed are crucial. If you succeed at freezing the action, though, the results can be really cool. The Kermode or โ€œSpirit bearโ€ as First Nations people know them, is one of the worldโ€™s rarest bears. A subspecies of the North American black bear, the Kermode has white or cream-coloured fur, due to a unique recessive gene. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography

2
@artofdestinations

Wait for it...๐Ÿ‘€โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž– ๐Ÿ‘คAll credits to: @greatbearlodge โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž– โฌ‡Follow Us & Use Our Hashtag For A Chance To Get Featured โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–

100
@igsmart2017

Photo by @DaisyGilardini // My first encounter with a spirit bear happened in 2011 in the Great Bear Rainforest - British Columbia - Canada After spending all day waiting by the river, we finally saw some movement in the forest. I had a lump in my throat when I saw this mama bear with her black cub appearing like a ghost out of the forest. It was a really mystical experience, and I was super excited. They were moving fast, as if they were on a mission, and it was challenging to keep up with them. So we decided to jump on the boat and follow them along the bank. It was low tide and we soon found out what they were after. When the tide is low, barnacles and mussels on rocks and dead trees are suddenly exposed, and thatโ€™s the bears' favourite snack! Like happy hour crunchy potato chips are for us. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography

3
@boblingwood

Spirit Bear (Kermode Bear) eating barnacles as she crosses a creek in the Great Bear Rainforest. at Great Bear Rainforest

5
@natgeowild

Photo by @daisygilardini //After all day waiting at the river's edge in the rain, we finally saw some movement in the forest. I felt a lump rise in my throat when this spirit bear appeared like a ghost out of the forest. A really emotional and mystical experience. Recent studies suggest coastal bears survived through the last glacial era. Their white fur probably served as camouflage. The recessive gene has survived to this day, due to the isolation of British Columbiaโ€™s coastal islands. Contrary to what many people think, bears are not great fishermen. Their success rate is only around 25%, one in four. Interestingly, studies have shown that spirit bears' white coat is less visible to salmon in daylight. This gives them a slight advantage while fishing, and raises their success rate to 30%, nearly one in three. This makes it easier for them to gain the fat reserves necessary for hibernation. It might also explain why the gene has not receded over time. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #turningthetide #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #blackbear #greatbearrainforest #britishcolumbia #canada at Great Bear Rainforest

180
@melissa.art.charpentier

Sweet little forest bear . . . . . . . #watercolor #spiritbear #kermodebear #britishcolumbia #bc #illustration

1
@bdfaanes

Silently appearing out of the old growth forest, Spirit Bear stops to check out early morning dining options in the Great Bear Rainforest in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. #GetTheShot #CanadianWilderness #OffTheGrid #OceanLightIIAdventures #ShootTheLight #BeautifulBritishColumbia #KermodeBear #SpiritBearsRock #CanonEOS1DXMII #Gitzo

2
@uvivugreen

Beautiful Kermode bear enjoying the nature in British Columbia, Canada๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ . #lesswastemorelife . Follow @uvivugreen for more! . ๐Ÿ“ธ: @paulnicklen . . . #kermodebear #spiritbear #animalovers #savetheanimals #naturephoto #savetheplanet #wildlife #planetearth #naturegram #savethenature #environment

2
@owlandbearstudio

These beauties are headed to new homes! ๐Ÿฅฐ โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” 20% of proceeds from these Spirit Bear Pins go to Bears Forever, a project by the @coastalfirstnations that works to protect bears, support collaborative research, and promote Indigenous stewardship and governance in the GBR. I am so grateful and honoured to have worked with this group for a few years now, and their work is truly extraordinary. Learn more at bearsforever.ca! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Spirit Bear Pins available now in my shop! Link in bio. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” #bearsforeverbc #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #bear #bearpin #hellobc #kitasooxaixais #gitgaat #coastalfirstnations #enamelpin #charitypin #fundraiser #pingame #pinstagram #makersgonnamake #shopsmall #salmon #wildlife #conservation #artistsoninstagram #illustratorsoninstagram #pingamestrong #pincollector #etsy #wildlifeconservation

24
@katiekat_artattack

The sacred โ€œMoksgmโ€™olโ€ the spirit or ghost bear of the Kitasso/Xaiโ€™Xai tribe in the Great Bear Rainforest acrylic on canvas 2012 #spiritbearlodge #kermodebear

4
@natgeoyourshot

Hungry Bear | Photograph by Douglas Croft (@douglascroftimages) . A kermode bear, also known as a spirit bear, looks for salmon in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest. Drought has kept the river levels low, meaning the salmon kermode bears depend on are unable to make their usual migrations. โ€” Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo โ€œPhoto of the Day.โ€ To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

110
@ig_great_pics

February 02, 2019 โ€ข โ“Ÿโ“กโ“žโ“คโ““โ“›โ“จ โ“Ÿโ“กโ“”โ“ขโ“”โ“โ“ฃโ“ข =========================== FEATURED: #Wildlife #GP_Member_Feature PLACE: Great Bear Rainforest. British Columbia - Canada PHOTO BY: @douglascroftimages Congratulations !! ๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŒŸ Please IG friends show youย  support by visiting their wonderful gallery !! ๐Ÿ‘ =========================== ๐Ÿ“Œ No matter the quantity but the quality of our followers ๐Ÿ“Œ ๐Ÿšซ We don't use apps to have followers or likes... We are authentic !! โžก Follow @ig_great_picsยฎ โžก Tag your photos with #ig_great_pics โ›” Photos must be your own โ›” Be featuredโžกunfollow usโžกWILL BE BLOCKED =========================== ๐Ÿ“ "Photography is a tool for dealing with things that everybody knows, but nobody pays attention to" (Emmet Gowing) =========================== #bear #greatbearrainforest #fauna #ig_great_animals #nature #britishcolumbia #spiritbear #kermodebear #naturelovers #forest #rainforest #animazing_nature #fotofanatics_nature_ #longexposure_shots #longexpo_addiction #respirofotografia #click_n_share #allbeauty_addiction #worldmastershotz #waycoolshots #bestcaptureglobal #worlds_beautiful_photo #canada #gp_douglascroftimages #ig_great_pics_wildlife =========================== ๎‰’ PLEASE !! Don't follow to unfollow ๎‰’ =========================== โ€ข โ€ข ๐Ÿ‘‡

9
@glentrinka

A Spirit Bear with a salmon lunch. Hopefully he ate enough to be happily sleeping away the winter! at Kitasoo Xai Xais

2
@becsozkuralart

So this little bear proved to be quite a challenge! This gal isnโ€™t a polar bear, sheโ€™s a #kermodebear or #spiritbear which are a rare white variant of the black bear-these gorgeous bears are almost exclusively found in the Rainforests of the Pacific Northwest and are the official mammal of British Columbia. Big thanks to @kevin_j_barrett for the reference photo! . . . . #animalart #artists #animalartistry #animalcreatives #animal_art_feature #wildlife #wacfeature #bear #bears #blackbear #pastelart #pastelpencils #pasteldrawing #art_4world #artcollective #wildlifeart #wildlifeartist #wildlifeartfeature #artistsforconservation #creative_animalart #art #instaart #worldofpencils #wildlifeartistoftheyear #greatbearrainforest at Great Bear Rainforest

53
@daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini This sleeping bear is a Kermode, one of the rarest bears in the world. In fact, itโ€™s a black bear with white, creamy fur, which is produced by a recessive gene. On this particular occasion, we followed this young male nicknamed โ€œMushroomโ€ while he was fishing along a small river. Once his belly was full, he settled for a nap on a beautiful mossy log. Despite the fading evening light, we decided to approach. From time to time heโ€™d open his eyes and glance at us, but he never showed any sign of fear or anxiety. We got so close we could hear him breathing. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography #nikon #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizeoneizo #sandisk #westerndigital at Great Bear Rainforest

115
@maxilynnbears

So this week after feeling so ill last w/e I stayed home in the warm & slowly finished off Sanderson, a big ole Kermode or Spirit bear. Heโ€™s around 3ft tall with 6 joints (an extra 1 in his waist) ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿพ I hope you like him! #kermode #kermodebear #spiritbear #grizzlybear #grizzly #grizzlybears #brownbear #bigbear #bear #artist #artistsoninstagram #softsculptureartist #softsculpture #teddy #teddybear #fauxfur #claws #fauxleather #oneofakind #ooak #ooakbear #ooakteddy #ooakteddybear #handmade #realisticbear #fimo

2
@duygukaryagar

Dear Bear and the Forest.๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฒ #paulnicklen #britishcolumbia #spiritbear #kermodebear

0
@kingdomfive5

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธHarmony Amongst Black Bears: Ursus americanus & Ursus americanus kermodei -------------------- #kingdomfive5 #blackbear #Kermodebear #bear #albinobear at British Columbia

0
@fawnheart.art

Hereโ€™s my newest work in progress oil painting! Iโ€™ve been a bit rusty getting back into oil paints, but slowly remembering my techniques again! Pictured are 2 Spirit Bears (Kermode Bears) near a crystal filled waterfall in British Columbia! ๐ŸŒฟโœจ itโ€™s interesting, Iโ€™ve never been to British Columbia but I feel a connection to there & a desire to travel there. I keep hearing about it in the most random of ways and I have this feeling about it. I tend to go deep into my imagination sometimes, and I can actually close my eyes and feel, hear, and see this place so clearly! Traveling there one day is a must! Maybe painting the area will bring that closer to a reality! Recently Iโ€™ve been getting clearer about my direction in art. I did a free training by @devonwalzart recently, โ€œbecoming more of you in your artโ€. We sunk into our own essence and wrote down words that reflect our truest essence. Within my truest form I feel the words that reflect me the most are sensitive, vulnerable, full of wonder, believer in magic, watery heart, lover of exploration, dreamer, passionate, fearful, lover of beauty. We then went into a visualization to see what came up visually in relation to that. I experienced many different feelings and sights. I saw the sight/sound/smell of rain, moist forest ground, moody colors, lush forest, moss, and fertile ground. I feel in some way these visuals I experienced reflect whatโ€™s authentic to me in expressing my heart and soul right now. Somehow I felt it made perfect sense. Something about dense lush misty and mossy forest reflect these words back to me. The forest has this sense of wonder and unknown within it. Itโ€™s beautifully captivating yet terrifying at the same time. It is full of passion and wonder and magic, endless exploration is possible within the forest. The colors, sight, and feeling of these things fully convey something within me. Maybe you get it, maybe you donโ€™t, I hope my work will show you! at Mount Shasta, California

1
@joyful_bears

Today is #NationalComplimentDay, and we wanted to take a moment to tell you all how lovely you are, and how much we appreciate your love and support as we grow @Joyful_Bears into a social movement for paw-sitivity! ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿพ _ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #ThankYou #JoyfulBears #BestFollowers #YouRock #DontWorry #BeHappy #ThursdayMotivation #LoveLoveLove #BearArt #GrizzlyBear #BlackBear #KermodeBear #SpiritBear #BrownBear #KodiakBear #MoonBear #SunBear #PolarBear #PandaBear #WeLoveBears #ArtistsOfInstagram #CelebrationOfFineArt #Gratitude #Blessed #DailyArt #OilPainting #FineArt #FineArtPrints #ArtForYourHome at Celebration of Fine Art

5
@natgeo_geographic

โ€œThe Kermode bear is one of the rarest bears in the world. Due to a unique recessive gene, this subspecies of the American black bear has white or cream-coloured fur. No more than 400 to 1,000 individuals are believed to remain. Theyโ€™re unique to the Great Bear Rainforest, a 400 km (250 mile) corridor of temperate rain forest along Canadaโ€™s west coast. This unique ecosystem, where everything is interdependent, needs protection. Salmon are the natural link that connects the forest to the ocean, through their cyclical spawning seasons. Bears will catch a fish and then drag it into the forest to eat. Birds and other mammals feed on the remains. Marine nutrients, together with the bearโ€™s droppings, help fertilize the forest soil. As conservation photographers it is our duty to capture the beauty of places and species at risk, and raise awareness trough the universal power of the images we capture.โ€ ๐Ÿ“ธ by (@daisygilardini) . . . . #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography at Great Bear Rainforest

3
@joyful_bears

Did you know? The unique appearance of the Kermode, or Spirit Bear, is caused by a rare gene that causes a black bearโ€™s coat to be a warm shade of white. Though they seem to stand out, researchers determined that the Kermode Bears are almost twice as effective at fishing for salmon - because the salmon are less likely to see them! ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ˜Ž _ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #KermodeBear #JoyfulBears #BlackBear #SpiritBear #Bear #WildlifePhotography #Instagood #PicOfTheDay #PhotoOfTheDay #BearArt #BearPainting #BearFacts #DidYouKnow #Facts #AnimalFacts #CuteCub #SuperSpecial #LearnEveryDay #WeLoveBears #OilPainting #ArtistsOnInstagram #CoolFacts #Wildlife_Shots #ExploreBC #GreatBearRainforest #GreatBear #CelebrationOfFineArt #WildlifeInspo #WildlifeInspiration at Great Bear Rainforest

6
@boblingwood

Spirit Bear, Great Bear Rainforest, BC. This 20 yr old female bear has been eating berries and crabapples. She is about to come down a steep wall to dine on muscles in the inter-tidal zone. at Great Bear Rainforest

2
@wwf_ch

A polar bear and an American black bear on the same picture? No! . The so called Kermode bear is a rare subspecies of the Amercian black bear. The white/creamy fur of the black bears is caused by a recessive gene. Kermode bears can only be found in the Central and North coast regions of British Columbia, Canada. These amazing and extremly rare bears are also known as "Spirit bears" or sometimes "Ghost bears". To see more, swipe left. . . . #AmazingNature #wildlife #WildlifePhotography #WeShareTheWorld #KermodeBear #bear #BlackBear #SpiritBear #GhostBear #BritishColumbia #Canada #gene #wonder #WorldFullOfWonder

2
@everydaypuppets

Giant, geometric puppet lantern bear? No problem! @circus_west #puppets #puppetbuilding #puppetry #circusarts #kermodebear

5
@alejandro_4135

Photo by @DaisyGilardini // The Kermode bear is one of the rarest bears in the world. Due to a unique recessive gene, this subspecies of the American black bear has white or cream-coloured fur. No more than 400 to 1,000 individuals are believed to remain. Theyโ€™re unique to the Great Bear Rainforest, a 400 km (250 mile) corridor of temperate rain forest along Canadaโ€™s west coast. This unique ecosystem, where everything is interdependent, needs protection. Salmon are the natural link that connects the forest to the ocean, through their cyclical spawning seasons. Bears will catch a fish and then drag it into the forest to eat. Birds and other mammals feed on the remains. Marine nutrients, together with the bearโ€™s droppings, help fertilize the forest soil. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography

0
@atelier_misko

More blue as this is Blue Monday. I printed this Spirit aka Kermode Bear in 2016. It makes me blue to think there are only 400 - 1000 of these beautiful and unique white animals living in the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค Did you know this bear is a subspecies of a brown one but it's fur is entirely white? . . . #bluemonday #printmaking #reliefprint #grafikawarsztatowa #linocut #linocutprint #polskailustracja #fineartprintmaking #printisnotdead #reliefprint

2
@natgeowild

Photo by @DaisyGilardini // The Kermode bear is one of the rarest bears in the world. Due to a unique recessive gene, this subspecies of the American black bear has white or cream-coloured fur. No more than 400 to 1,000 individuals are believed to remain. Theyโ€™re unique to the Great Bear Rainforest, a 400 km (250 mile) corridor of temperate rain forest along Canadaโ€™s west coast. This unique ecosystem, where everything is interdependent, needs protection. Salmon are the natural link that connects the forest to the ocean, through their cyclical spawning seasons. Bears will catch a fish and then drag it into the forest to eat. Birds and other mammals feed on the remains. Marine nutrients, together with the bearโ€™s droppings, help fertilize the forest soil. As conservation photographers it is our duty to capture the beauty of places and species at risk, and raise awareness trough the universal power of the images we capture. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography at Great Bear Rainforest

342
@thisthursday

My bears are all lined up waiting for me to edit them into prints. There will be one with all of them and then a few individuals too. What is your favourite bear? ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿป โ€ข โ€ข #bearsbearsbears #bearillustration #bearynice #giantpanda #slothbear #polarbear #sunbear #kermodebear #spiritbear #spectacledbear #allthebears #beautifulbears

6
@owlandbearstudio

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE SPIRIT BEAR? ๐Ÿ’• โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Many people have asked me if this pin is a polar bear. In fact, it is a Spirit Bear, also known as a Kermode Bear. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” The spirit bear is a rare, all-white form of the black bear. It is not an albino, but rather white because of an altogether different recessive gene. There is only one place in the world with a population of spirit bears, and that is in the Great Bear Rainforest in coastal B.C. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Spirit Bears are of incredible cultural, spiritual, and ecological importance. I urge you to read more about them! Get started by visiting the page of @spiritbearresearch ๐Ÿ’•. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” โžก๏ธ20% of proceeds from this pin go to Bears Forever, a project by the @coastalfirstnations that works to protect bears, support collaborative research, and promote Indigenous stewardship and governance in the GBR. I am so grateful and honoured to have worked with this group for a few years now, and their work is truly extraordinary. Learn more at bearsforever.ca! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Spirit Bear Pins available now in my shop! Link in bio. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” #bearsforeverbc #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #bear #bearpin #hellobc #kitasooxaixais #gitgaat #coastalfirstnations #enamelpin #charitypin #fundraiser #pingame #pinstagram #makersgonnamake #shopsmall #salmon #wildlife #conservation #artistsoninstagram #illustratorsoninstagram #pingamestrong #pincollector #etsy #wildlifeconservation

26
@vitally_world

Photo by @DaisyGilardini // The best time to observe the elusive Kermode bear is in September, during the salmon run. At this time of year, bears gather along the river banks to gorge themselves on fish in order to build up the reserves necessary for winter hibernation. โ € They are particularly keen on salmon roe. Towards the end of the season, if they catch a male salmon, they wonโ€™t even bite โ€” they just let it go. In this particular moment, the bear bit down firmly on a salmon, squeezing out the roe in a powerful spurt. It happened so quickly, I didnโ€™t see it happen at the time. Later that evening, while reviewing my images, I was pleasantly surprised to find such a great action shot! โ € #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography

2
@ghostbearinstitute

Top encounters of 2018, Part 2 if 2 During Simonโ€™s successful two decade-long, Spirit Bear Youth Coalition-led campaign to help save the bear, he was able to work with government and independent scientists to help identify the history of the Kermode gene. One of the interesting facts discovered through this research was that a white fur gene once existed throughout North America thousands of years ago, but gradually disappeared as snow and ice became less prevalent across the continent. In the Great Bear Rainforest, the white fur provides an adaptive advantage over other bears, as the spirit bear is more camouflaged in the rapids of streams where the salmon spawn. As a result, the gene not only persisted, but evolved the genetics of both the black and white bears in the region, creating the unique subspecies. In addition to albino bears (of which the spirit bear is not), it is still possible for a white black bear to be born anywhere in North America. Though exceedingly rare (itโ€™s the result of a now mostly dormant gene reappearing), itโ€™s essentially a genetic blip โ€“ meaning its unlikely to reoccur through reproduction and it no longer has any relation to the modern Kermode gene. Yet for every rare case of a true white (non-albino, non-Kermode) bear occurring in places like Manitoba or Pennsylvania, there are dozens of falsely reported โ€˜whiteโ€™ bears that are actually just beautiful โ€“ if not genetically unique โ€“ colour phases. This particular white bear is not a Kermode bear, but might be the product of the now dormant gene that was once connected to the now-famed subspecies. Unlike blond black bears we've seen in Waterton and other parts of the Canadian Rockies, this sighting is special and rare. And to have three cubs of potentially different ages? Well it's a mystery we're working to unravel and a case that is almost unprecedented. It's encounters like this one that remind us how much our society still doesn't know about nature, offering hope that we will find a better way yet to coexist with the creatures that help sustain the systems that sustain us.

27
@ghostbearinstitute

Top encounters of 2018, Part 1 if 2 In June, we were incredibly fortunate to document a mixed black bear family unlike any we've ever observed. What made them so special? One cub was double the size of the other two. Yes, runts happen, but the size discrepancy is too big for it to be chalked up to malnourished cubs, especially given the time of year we found them. One of our theories - and researchers we work with agree it's possible - is that the sow adopted a cub from another bear (most likely a relative). Sound impossible? Well, consider that it's been documented several times before with Grand Teton grizzly bear 610 adopting cubs from 399, her mom. In fact, another Yellowstone grizzly sow also adopted her mother's cubs. Scientists believe that the declining health of the elder sows meant that they couldn't raise the cubs successfully, forcing them to lean on sows from previous litters (and showcasing the strong familial ties between bears, disrupting many commonly held beliefs about bruins). Our other theory is that the black bear sow mated two years in a row and kept both sets of cubs. This is highly unusual, as sows run their cubs off prior to mating - or a male bear will kill cubs to advance mating behaviour. What might have happened in this scenario? The sow might have encountered a boar and treed her cub for its protection, but felt the need to mate to ensure her cub's survival. We haven't been able to find documentation of this happening elsewhere, but we're searching. Then there is the bear family's other remarkable feature: their colouration. The sow is cinnamon and she has two black cubs and one white cub. How does that work? Well, weโ€™ve written about the genetics of both white and blond black bears before, but we will refresh your memory. True Kermode or spirit bears are a genetically unique subspecies of the black bear that are found only on Canadaโ€™s west coast. In this area, one out of every ten black bears are born with a unique gene that makes their fur white.

36
@gerryvanderwalt

The Kermode bear, also known as the spirit bear, is a rare subspecies of the American black bear living in the Central and North Coast regions of British Columbia, Can While most Kermode bears are black, there are between 100 and 500 fully white individuals White Kermode bears are not albinos as they still have pigmented skin and eyes. Rather, a single, non-synonymous nucleotide substitution in the MC1R gene causes melanin to not be produced. This mutant gene is recessive, so Kermode bears with two copies of this mutant, nonfunctional gene appear white, while bears with one copy or no copies appear black it is possible for two black bears to mate and produce a white cub if both of these black bears are heterozygous, carrying one copy of the mutant MC1R gene, and both mutant genes are inherited by the cub. Kermode bears are omnivorous for most of the year, subsisting mainly on herbage and berries except during autumn salmon migrations, when they become obligate predators. During the day, white bears are 35% more successful than black bears in capturing salmon. Scientists have also found that salmon evade large, black models about twice as frequently as they evade large white models, giving white bears an advantage in salmon hunting. The white fur of the bear is harder to spot under water by fish than black fur is, so the bear can catch fish easier. On some islands, white Kermode bears have more marine derived nutrients in their fur, indicating that white Kermode bears eat more salmon than the black Kermode bears. Although the Kermode bear is not listed as an endangered species, there have been considerable conservation efforts to maintain the rare subspecies' population due to the bear's cultural significance. The main threats to the bear include habitat destruction due to oil pipelines and trophy hunting of black bears. . . . #WildEyeSA #BritishColumbia #Canada #Bear #KermodeBear #SpiritBear #GreatBearRainforest #JoinMeIn2020 #ExpeditionLeader #TourLeader #Adventure #BucketList #britishcolumbiawildlife #BC #Travel #TheMoreYouKnowTheBetterItGets at Great Bear Rainforest

15
@bdfaanes

Spirit Bear gives verbal warning to a new Bear entering the tidal pool to stay away from his partially eaten Pink Salmon in the Great Bear Rainforest of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. #GreatBearRainforest #GetTheShot #CanonEOS1DXMII #WildlifePhotographer #OffTheGrid #OceanLightIIAdventures #ShootTheLight #KermodeBear #SpiritBearsRock #BeautifulBritishColumbia #GitgaatSpirit #CanadianWilderness

6
@tanzylvania

WHOA! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ–ค ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป + + + #Repost @natgeowild โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข Photo by @DaisyGilardini // The best time to observe the elusive #kermodebear is in #September, during the #salmon run. At this time of year, #bears gather along the #riverbanks to gorge themselves on #fish in order to build up the reserves necessary for #winter #hibernation. They are particularly keen on #salmonroe. Towards the end of the #season, if they catch a #male salmon, they wonโ€™t even bite โ€” they just let it go. In this particular moment, the #bear bit down firmly on a salmon, squeezing out the #roe in a #powerful spurt. It happened so quickly, I didnโ€™t see it happen at the time. Later that evening, while reviewing my images, I was pleasantly surprised to find such a great #action #shot! Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more #images and #stories behind the scenes. #bear #spiritbear #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography #wildlife #animals #nature

1
@natgeowild

Photo by @DaisyGilardini // The best time to observe the elusive Kermode bear is in September, during the salmon run. At this time of year, bears gather along the river banks to gorge themselves on fish in order to build up the reserves necessary for winter hibernation. They are particularly keen on salmon roe. Towards the end of the season, if they catch a male salmon, they wonโ€™t even bite โ€” they just let it go. In this particular moment, the bear bit down firmly on a salmon, squeezing out the roe in a powerful spurt. It happened so quickly, I didnโ€™t see it happen at the time. Later that evening, while reviewing my images, I was pleasantly surprised to find such a great action shot! Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography at Great Bear Rainforest

679
@bdfaanes

As if "mystically appearing" out of a trail in the old growth forest, a Spirit Bear emerges to check the tidal pools for his morning snack of Pink Salmon in the Great Bear Rainforest. #BeautifulBritishColumbia #KermodeBear #SpiritBearsRock #OffTheGrid #OceanLightIIAdventures #ShootTheLight #gitgaatspirit #GreatBearRainforest #WildBears #GetTheShot #CanadianWilderness

5
@rita_.angel

I joined @sarafaber_ 's challenge and I couldnt resist adding a spirit bear (kermode bear) to the drawing, they're the cutest. Had a lot of fun with this one ๐Ÿ˜Š #drawthisinyourstyle #sarafaberchallenge #bear #kermodebear #spiritbear #drawing #art #pencils #prismacolor #purple

15
@jenthayerdesign

Trying watercolors again! ๐Ÿป Iโ€™m also very surprised this didnโ€™t crease up as much as I expected it to! #painting #bearpainting #kermodebear #art #illustration #mixedmedia #drawing #fish #forestscene #sunset #bear

5
@boblingwood

Spirit Bear (Kermode Bear), Great Bear Rainforest, BC. This female bear has come to the river to check for salmon. Although these rare bears are described as being white, this image illustrates the colours that might be expected in the fur of a mature Spirit Bear. The โ€˜racoonโ€™ eyes are her trademark. at Great Bear Rainforest

7
@natgeowild

Photo by @DaisyGilardini // Bears simply love salmon roe. During the fall salmon run, they often dive headfirst into the river to lick up salmon eggs from under the rocks. As they re-emerge, they shake off the water trapped in their fur. Timing and shutter speed are crucial. If you succeed at freezing the action, though, the results can be really cool. The Kermode or โ€œSpirit bearโ€ as First Nations people know them, is one of the worldโ€™s rarest bears. A subspecies of the North American black bear, the Kermode has white or cream-coloured fur, due to a unique recessive gene. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography at Great Bear Rainforest

117
@imagesbygillian

Spirit Bear (Kermode, White, Ghost bear) Great Bear Rainforest, BC, Canada Being able to watch and photograph this rare bear as it fished was one of my biggest highlights of 2018. #spiritbear #kermodebear #blackbear #bears #greatbearrainforest - #sharecangeo #cangeotravel #natcangeo #canadawildlife #canada #imagesofcanada #mycanadianphotos #raw_canada #natgeo #natgeowild #animalelite #animal_perfection #animal_illife #explore_wildlife #featured_wildlife #wildlife_perfection #live_love_wildlife wildplanetphotomag #excellent_nature #nature_of_our_world

50
@theelementofnature

The Spirit Bear walks along the riverbed looking for Salmon to alleviate its massive appetite. The light is set for a beautiful moment with the star of the Great Bear Rainforest on the world stage as a heavenly light breaks through the impenetrable forest that surrounds this oasis and enlightens the way for this magnificent creature. The Kermode Bear is protected by the First Nation People and we thank them for all their hard work and dedication to the land and animals they serve. We the people must do more to protect and preserve the untouched perfection that places like this have to offer. @wildlifeplanet @ilcp_photographers @wildlife_protection_canada @outdoorphotographycanadamag @smithsonianmagazine @wildlifephotographicmag @naturesbestphotomagazine @wildplanetphotomag @outdoorphotomag @outsidemagazine #spiritbear #kermodebear #upcloseandpersonal #preserveandprotect #wildandfree #canadianwilderness #nature_sultans #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #thegreatoutdoors #adventuretravel #thesouloftheforest #fishingbear #catchoftheday #fishfood #salmondinner #rarebear #exclusive_shots #offthegrid #natgeo #bearphotography #nationalgeographictravel #bearlife #wildlifemagazine #naturesbest #wpcover #wildphotomagazine

13
@sealegacy

Photo by @DaisyGilardini // Peekaboo - A Spirit bear is peaking at me through the branches of a tree he climbed. The Kermode Bear (Ursus americanus kermodei) is one of the rarest bears in the world. It is a black bear that has a white/creamy fur, which is produced by a recessive gene. He lives principally in the central and north coast of British Columbia in Canada. at British Columbia

196
@karenmackenzie9

It's been a journey, and I'm ready to call this finished. Thanks for all of the encouragement along the way. I plan to focus more on water-based media this year so that I can work faster...but glad to wrap up several years of exploring oils with this image. Working title is: 'Raven speaks with Spirit Bear about Brother/Sister Orca'. #painting #oils #illustration #art #nature #haidagwaii #raven #kermodebear #totempoles #orca #preservation

8
@ab.veteris

๐Ÿป

13
@katunafish_sandwiche

Hey look, itโ€™s me bear kin. โœจ #spiritbear #kermodebear #kermode #ursusamericanuskermodei at British Columbia

0
@thisthursday

Itโ€™s getting a bit beary round here! โ€ข โ€ข #allthebears #bears๐Ÿป #bearsbearsbears #sunbear #spiritbear #kermodebear #giantpanda #americanblackbear #slothbear #bearillustration

10
@jessica_mahan_art

Sprit Bear Watercolor on 11x14โ€ watercolor paper I waited to post this commission because it was given as a birthday gift from Chantal to her boyfriend for his December birthday. He loved it! Iโ€™ll post a picture later of how it was matted and framed. The Kermode bear is a rare subspecies of the black bear and only 100-500 of them are fully white. Their fur is white on the tips of the fur, but an orange color is revealed depending on how they move, making them look kind of shimmery! I loved the challenge of trying to capture that shimmery look.

6
@philomena_hughes

Ok so I pulled my fav 9 images which truly reflects my accomplishments of 2018. My Mother at 88 is always a great subject along with our dogs.Sadly my daughter lost her Doodle (black one) Xi'an, this summer due to her deteriorated health but our Finn continues to be the source of hjinxs.My son just because and partner Dr M.D.Hay (who just retired from pediatrics) and my brother &sister in love, who married this summer are 3 highlights.Then it was 2 major photography projects.The Firefighters calender and a 10 page spread in #TheLancet - a medical journal out of Oxford, England, that Dr Nadine Caron and I worked on and later received an award for.Lastly i took a trip to meet up with friends @kuijpers_peter up north to Stewart BC and happened to cross paths with the elusive spirit bear #kermodebear in Terrace. There are lots of clients as a portrait photographer i could put up but more than 9 so just know i appreciate all of you too.

2
@charles_e_he_is_i_am

Mmhm, #spiritbear yeah, #riiight ... These #polarbears trying to be slick this year already, ain't they? ... Man, if you don't catch the spirit and get yo #dingyass from by that room temperature tree before we call an #Eskimo to come get goofy wanna be #grizzly ass... You in the wrong neighborhood homebear ... It's a #coldworld ... Just not the kind you looking for #dingyassbears #nationalmemographic #wholup #thatsatechnicalfoul๐ŸŽต #thatsthelookofaman ...... good mafterneveving

1
@natgeowild

Photo by @DaisyGilardini // My first encounter with a spirit bear happened in 2011 in the Great Bear Rainforest - British Columbia - Canada After spending all day waiting by the river, we finally saw some movement in the forest. I had a lump in my throat when I saw this mama bear with her black cub appearing like a ghost out of the forest. It was a really mystical experience, and I was super excited. They were moving fast, as if they were on a mission, and it was challenging to keep up with them. So we decided to jump on the boat and follow them along the bank. It was low tide and we soon found out what they were after. When the tide is low, barnacles and mussels on rocks and dead trees are suddenly exposed, and thatโ€™s the bears' favourite snack! Like happy hour crunchy potato chips are for us. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #canada #britishcolumbia #wildlifephotography at Great Bear Rainforest

158
Next ยป