Photographer Captures A Rare Glimpse Of Elusive 'Spirit' Black Bear

An extremely rare type of bear only found in a small area of British Columbia, Canada, was captured by lucky photographer Jenny Stevens. White Kermode bears, also known as spirit bears, are a subspecies of the North American black bear with a rare gene that causes their fur to be white.

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This subspecies can only be found in a small area of British Columbia, Canada. A recessive gene causes their white coloration, and they can account for up to 20% of the Kermode bear population on certain islands in British Columbia. Jenny Stevens, a famous wildlife photographer, got the golden chance to take shots of one of the Kermode bears after missing the opportunity to do so for years. She had been waiting for this moment for so long to take these beautiful photographs of the majestic animal.