the great bear rainforest in british columbia is one of the largest coastal temperate rain forests in the world, with twenty five thousand square miles of mist shrouded fjords and densely forested islands that are home to black bears with white fur.
neither albino nor polar bear, these rare black bears (there are fewer than five hundred) are known as kermode bears, or what the gitga’at first nation call mooksgm’ol, the spirit bear — a word no first nations person spoke of to european fur traders lest they be discovered and hunted. to this day, it remains taboo to hunt a spirit bear, or to mention them to outsiders.
the white fur in these bears is triggered by a recessive mutation of the same gene associated with red hair and fair skin in humans. though it remains unclear as to how the trait arose (or disappeared), it is especially pronounced on certain islands, and is known to confer a day time fishing advantage over the black furred bears (consider the first photo).
I always reblog this.
I can’t remember if I ever posted this or not
Whoa this got notes that’s new
The legs seem to fit their personalities…
Someone draw this
Thank you, this has been a therapeutic experience.
Reblog and click on that picture.
And remember Joe?
Reblog and click that picture too.
the second picture link doesn’t work - and although the first picture link does work, it might break in the future
so for sake of convenience, here is one picture of each of them:
I see 2007 and think “oh 3 years ago” and then it hits me that it was 7 fucking years ago
the archaeologists found
some winged boy’s remains
stained by the fire and clouds
in the belly of a whale
the day the lightning came
Inspired by the many complaints i’ve received of older Lilo’s resemblance to Nani.
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High l Arctic Monkeys
I’ve never seen Dean look so done
Aww that’s so-
Oh hey shes getting olde-
How dare you
WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS
A recap of every episode of Cake Boss ever
- This is gonna be a huge project
- Dirty ice
- Wow it’s all really coming together
- This is gonna be awesome
- Oh no how are we going to get it through the door
- My dad would be proud
- What a great reaction