The Great Bear Rainforest is among the largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest on Earth. It spans 250 miles and 21 million acres along the British Columbia coast. It is the only place in the world where spirit bears, also known as Kermode bears, a white-furred sub-species of the black bear, can be found. Between the humpback and killer whales, coastal grey wolves, sitka deer, lichen-covered old-growth trees, dolphins, otters, seals, and black and grizzly bears, life is lush here. As one of the most pristine environments on earth, it is worth celebrating that such a place still exists on earth today.

1. Coastal Grey Wolf

Wild Wolf by April Bencze on 500px.com

2. Grizzly in the rain

Grizzly Bear, British Columbia, Canada by Kathryn Burrington on 500px.com

3. Swimming bear

55510.jpg by Tony Markle on 500px.com

4. Bear head in the grass

Grizzly bear munching sedge by Kathryn Burrington on 500px.com

5. Whale tail

The Great Bear Rainforest by Jack Borno on 500px.com

6. Black bear in the shadows

If a bear sits in the woods by Mack Bartlett on 500px.com

7. Whale breaths

The Great Bear Rainforest by Jack Borno on 500px.com

8. Porpoises

The Great Bear Rainforest by Jack Borno on 500px.com

9. Spirit bear

Ghost by Ghost Bear on 500px.com

10. Black bear feeding on salmon

Black bear by Ignacio Yúfera on 500px.com

11. Whale feeding

Teamwork! by Marcy Stader on 500px.com

12. Three little grizzlies

Three Rascals by Marcy Stader on 500px.com

13. Sea otter

Sunbed by April Bencze on 500px.com

14. Fishing grizzly

Salmon Fishing by Henrik Nilsson on 500px.com

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