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Friday, July 22, 2011

National Geographic's Spirit Bear

White bear climbing crab apple tree

This photo looks like an illustration to one of my childhood fairy tales to me.  There were always white bears who were magical.  It's amazing to know this is real life.

Photographer Paul Nicklen captured British Columbia's white Spirit Bears in amazing photographs for National Geographic.  They are black bears who are white.

Protected now by law, they have a population of about 400 in the area.  The First Nations are credited to have been careful not to discuss them publicly over the years, which has created the large number.

Have you seen any amazing photos recently?  Ones that have touched you?  Tell us about it and feel free to post a link too.  (appropriate for children's eyes too please)

See you Sunday!