A white spirit bear, also known as a Kermode bear, was seen by a photographer. This is a very rare event. Kermode bears are a subspecies of the American black bear. Their white or cream-colored fur, which comes from a rare regressive gene, makes them stand out. This rare gene is only found in one out of ten black bears, so this photographer was thrilled to catch one on camera.
Alexander Ley, 24 years old and from Berlin, Germany, saw the amazing thing when he went to Gribbell Island, Canada, to take pictures of bears. Alexander said, “I was looking for different kinds of bears to photograph, and I saw a few black bears pass me by.” Then, I saw a white creature walk right towards me out of nowhere. It was a Kermode bear, I realized. Being so close to this type of bear was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that completely surprised me. The locals call the bear “Boss” because he is an extremely dominant male. “Kermode bears are very good hunters, and I was lucky to see one catch a salmon right in front of me.”