Great Bear Gallery × This black bear might have had a white spirit bear mother. × The killer whale comes by its name honestly. Transient killer whales will kill seals and sea lions as part of their daily diets. It’s no wonder these sea lions have decided to clamber onto land. × Because of their fondness for salmon, coastal wolves are sometimes known as fishing wolves. × Two subadult grizzly siblings have a wrestling match along a coastal estuary. × These gregarious and very loud sea lions can be found in groups of over a thousand clamorous individuals along portions of the north and central BC coast. × Pups are usually born in litters of four of five in dens at the base of a large tree, where wolves can also dig dry and protected tunnels that help them hide from predators, like cougars and bears. × Grizzling bears are excellent swimmers and sometimes enjoy playing in the water. × It’s the rare salmon that manages to make it all the way to its spawning ground. Most fall victim to any one of a dozen different dangers along the way. × Coastal wolves are excellent swimmers and can easily cross several kilometers of open ocean. × Heiltsuk First Nation grizzly bear mask × Stellar sea lions are as graceful as mermaids underwater, but on land they’re more like slow-moving bulldozers. × Rainforest wolves are slightly smaller than their gray wolf cousins. This pale brown wolf splashing his way through a river has just shed his winter coat, so he looks particularly thin. × A mother grizzly will spend three years with her cub. × Pods of killer whales, or orcas, are familiar sights in the Great Bear Sea and all along the British Columbia coast. × Colorful sea urchins are sea stars adorn a rocky island inthe heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. × Grizzlies are one of the nearly 200 species that depend on salmon as a source of food. × A hundred years ago, hunting all but eliminated the fuzzy face of the sea otter from the Great Bear Sea. Today, happily, small populations are returning to their native waters. × Wolves can run very fast, and when they set their sights on a particular prey animal, they are determined.