15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Kermode Bear also known as a Spirit Bear due to its whitish coloring. Rare sighting along the ocean seashore. A recessive gene within the black bear population gives this bear its color. Staking out the shoreline near a salmon stream in a zodiac this bear appeared and we followed it for a long time in the rain.
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||Oct. 5, 2017, 1:21 p.m.