This image was taken in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada. The Spirit Bear is an American black bear with two recessive genes that give him the white colour. There are an estimated 300-400 Spirit Bears in the world, all of them located in a small area of the Great Bear Rainforest. This particular big male had found a spot in the stream where pink salmon eggs accumulated.
He would stick his head under the water for long periods of time, lapping up the eggs. He would then raise his head and shake the water off. This was a very predictable routine, so I waited until he raised his head and began to shake in order to capture the whirling water emanating from his head.