Appreciating the subtle and not so subtle physical differences between individuals or subspecies of animals. I'm not an expert, just a person who likes to troll through the internet to find interesting looking animals. Feel free to point out any mistakes. I am not accepting requests at the moment. I do not claim to own any pictures, and will try to link back to the source.

Morphs of black bear (Ursus americanus

  1. A mother brown black bear and her black cub. She’s a dark brown with darker brown limbs and head. [x]
  2. A steely blue grizzled Glacier (U. a. emmonsii), the color lightest on it’s shoulders, back, and sides. [x]
  3. This female brown has distinctive areas of light brown on her shoulders and hips, which stand out against her dark brown back and black points and belly. [x]
  4. Here’s a very interesting and colorful cinnamon (U. a. cinnamomum), it’s longer scruffy (probably shedding) fur on it’s back a pale, sandy orange. It’s neck a vibrant rusty brown, and the head a dark brown. [x]
  5. A little more standard, this cinnamon is no less interesting with it’s light brown body, and slightly darker cinnamon brown head and limbs. According to the source, bears this color can have blue eyes. [x]
  6. This bear, somewhere in between cinnamon and blond, has light eyes and the skin around it’s nose and is pink. It’s very strange, since lighter black bear morphs don’t seem to have skin that is as light as this. [x]
  7. A light blonde bombshell with cinnamon points. [x]
  8. This rather light glacier has a creamy coat flecked with dark fur around it’s body and head, giving it a light blue tint. It’s neck has tinges of yellow, and the muzzle is either dark or hairless. [x]
  9. An impressive Kermode (U. a. kermodei), with a light cream body and peach neck and forehead that many seem to develop with age. [x]
  10. And last, what most people think when they hear “spirit bear”, a seemingly all white Kermode with her black cubs. [x]

Part two on markings here.