An elusive and rare Kermode Bear aka Spirit Bear
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Bears!
<<That forest looks like it's straight out of a Miyazaki movie.>> 013zen-
Heh, except that the bear is eating some animal it just mauled. :)
That still fits Miyazaki, there's violence in his movies, poetic most of the time, but still violence.
Ah, poetic violence is usually stylized. I guess this photo is stylized, too.
Yeah and not all that stylized. Nature can be violent!
Especially the spirits of Nature when they are upset by humans!
Memo to self: Don't upset the spirits of Nature!
Aren't you a spirit of Nature? I am a spirit of Nature!
Yes, so I should not upset you!
The Kermode bear is a black bear that lives in British Columbia. "It is noted for about 1⁄10 of their population having white or cream-colored coats. This color is due to a double recessive gene unique in the subspecies"
Neat! Also noteworthy: Kermode bear is not a Polar Bear hybrid.