Animals Nature Video

By David Aspinall

A stunning spirit bear was spotted eating salmon by the side of a river.

Naturalist Vanessa Prigollini was leading a wildlife tour through Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada, in Summer 2018 when she saw the rare animal.

Perched on the side of a river, the giant bear tucks into some fresh fish it has caught from the rapids roaring past.

Vanessa said: “I was so grateful to catch a glimpse of such a rare animal.

“It arrived at the river, jumped into the water to catch salmon and when he finally got one, he went to the other side of the river to eat his salmon calmly.

“When he finished it, he left, and maybe this one in a period of 15-20 minutes.

“I spent 3 months working in Canada and only saw a spirit bear three times.”