Legend of the Spirit Bear for Earth Day by Owed to Nature


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According to Wikipedia, Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.

But April 22nd is just single day. And we would literally be lost without Earth every day. So make every day Earth Day, and remember…
In the remote rain forest of British Columbia, western Canada,
people of the First Nations speak of Spirit Bear.
They believe Raven, the Creator, made one of every ten Black Bears
White to remind us of when the world was pure, clean and covered with snow.

White leucistic (Ursus americanus kermodei_) and North American Black Bear (_(Ursus americanus))
Gribbell Island, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    Uper post Sylvia…It’s so nice of you to do them…You’re a great person…and a friend!!!

  • Oh Lorraine! This may very well be the nicest comment I’ve ever received. Thank You so very, very much my Friend. Hope you enjoy your Earth Day!!! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    lol I hope your realize the first work was a typo I meant super post … sorry!

  • Not a problem Lorraine! Hey, it’s Saturday night so thought maybe you just slightly slurred your words after a glass of wine at dinner. ;-) Enjoy a sip for me too!

    – Owed to Nature

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    Fantastic work Sylvia, Happy Earth Day but as you say every day should be xx

  • Sorry for the ridiculously late reply but Thank You Lynn! I’m actually on holiday now through the Desert West of the US so new images that celebrate every day’s wonders of Earth coming soon… ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    have a great trip Sylvia xx

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