Episode 10 - In this Speechless episode I spend time with two Spirit Bears, as they fish for salmon on a river deep in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest.
In Gitga'at mythology, the creator, the Raven, asked the Black Bear to turn one in every ten cubs white to serve as a reminder of when the world was covered in ice.
At the end of this short film, a Spirit Bear steps into a single ray of light that evades the dense canopy overhead. The bear's white fur catches the light, illuminating the bear in an otherwise dark setting, and depicts the name given to the white bear by the local Gitga'at First Nation - Moksgm'ol (Ghost Bear).
Filmed by Richard Sidey with invitation from the Gitga'at First Nation.
Read a photo story from these encounters here:
Speechless | Nature without music or narration
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