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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Spirit of the Forest

A Spirit Bear is at the forest's edge, eating berries. Ma'ah, meaning in Gitga'at language "Grandmother", is the oldest Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. She is 18 years old and a white morph Kermode Bear, the rarest bear in the world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Canada
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Galitz Roie