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Catch of the Day

Some bears are better than others at fishing, and some research has shown that compared to the Black Bears, spirit bears tend to be more successful at fishing.  While researchers cannot say for sure why this is, they think that the fish are less afraid of something white looming over them and have evolved to be more scared of the black thing above them, and therefore put up less of a fight against white bears.

 

All three of the Spirit Bears that we saw on the 2017 Great Bear Rainforest trip were quite successful at fishing, and pulled one fish after another and enjoyed them in front of us. This fish was starting to look at little less than fresh, however still fresher than some of the other fish that I had seen the bears eat (some were pretty much just slime).

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: September 30, 2017
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 360mm
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 4000
Exposure: 1/500

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Some bears are better than others at fishing, and some research has shown that compared to the Black Bears, spirit bears tend to be more successful at fishing.  While researchers cannot say for sure why this is, they think that the fish are less afraid of something white looming over them and have evolved to be more scared of the black thing above them, and therefore put up less of a fight against white bears.

 

All three of the Spirit Bears that we saw on the 2017 Great Bear Rainforest trip were quite successful at fishing, and pulled one fish after another and enjoyed them in front of us. This fish was starting to look at little less than fresh, however still fresher than some of the other fish that I had seen the bears eat (some were pretty much just slime).

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: September 30, 2017
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 360mm
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 4000
Exposure: 1/500