The Spirit Bear of British Columbia with Melissa Groo

Melissa Groo talks of the the magnificent white bear that resides only in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest and explains how to go about photographing them in their natural environment

Known variously by the monikers Spirit Bear, Kermode Bear and Ghost Bear, the white black bear is the holy grail to bear lovers and wildlife photographers. It lives only in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest (GBR), the largest tract of temperate coastal rainforest left in the world. GBR is an area of roughly 21 million acres, and staggering beauty, with mountains and granite cliffs rising out of the sea, glacier-carved fjords that...

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Melissa Groo

Melissa Groo has spent several seasons in Central Africa as a research assistant on The Elephant Listening Project and continues to work part time for Save the Elephants.

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