Spending time with spirit bears on a river that is full of salmon is one thing, but spending quality time in close proximity with one of these nomads in a rainforest is an indescribable moment.
One evening, while on my way home from the rivers, I was surprised to find this female Kermode bear far from any freshwater source, gorging on crab apples.
Like people, bears have different personalities and food preferences. Their favorite parts of the salmon vary: the skin, the head, just the brain, but they all seem to love salmon eggs.
A Kermode bear, a black bear born with white fur, perches on a rock.
A young male Kermode bear walks on a log while fishing for salmon.
A rare encounter with a Kermode bear in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada.