Magical spirit bear photos by Jennifer MaHarry

Spirit Bear Photo by Jennifer MaHarry

The magical spirit bear – photo by Jennifer MaHarry

Visit the G2 Gallery in Venice and experience the magic of the Canadian wilderness!

Photographer Jennifer MaHarry has done it again, she has managed to take another series of stunning images. And once again I must mention that I’m biased because she is a friend, but that said, these are some seriously amazing photos people.

This set features the landscapes and wildlife of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, one of the few places left on Earth that hasn’t been completely molested by mankind and the only place where the magical spirit bear walks amongst the trees.

British Columbia Rainforest

Great Bear Rainforest – photo by Jennifer MaHarry

The spirit bear is a popular nickname for the Kermode bear, a subspecies of the North American black bear. But what makes these bears so special is a recessive gene that causes approximately one in every 10 to be white or cream-colored. I can only imagine what it’s like to see these bears in the wild because seeing them in Jen’s photos is breathtaking.

Their creamy fur stands out in stark contrast to the shadows cast by majestic trees that abound in the Pacific Northwest. But enough of my rambling, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Go to the G2 Gallery as soon as you can, The Great Bear Rainforest exhibit will be on display through February 21. (She also took photos of other wildlife, even a humpback whale, but I was mesmerized by the spirit bear and the trees, can’t get enough of those trees!)

P.S. Alas, the spirit bear is also facing threats from humans, for more information visit the Valhalla Wilderness Society website and the NRDC Save Biogems website.

Humpback Whale Flukes by Jennifer MaHarry

Humpback whale flukes – photo by Jennifer MaHarry

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