When you think of polar bears, you often envision them frolicking among a snowy Arctic landscape. But in a rare series of images by Canadian photographer Dennis Fast, these majestic giants are seen enjoying themselves in a field of fireweed. During the summer Canadian photographer Dennis Fast captured these stunning shots near Northern Canada’s Hudson Bay in the province of Manitoba.
The playful white giants can be seen enjoying themselves in the summer sun, rolling around and stretching in a field of fireweed.
The bears were spotted frolicking in a field of pink fireweed, as well as occasionally chewing on the plants themselves.
Dennis has been snapping photos of the bears for about 20 years, even serving as chief photographer for an Arctic adventure company.
The silly photographs were taken near Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba, Canada, near the Churchill Wild lodges.
A sleepy looking bear is easy to spot in a field of fuschia fireweed, a plant that is native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere.
One majestic bear is spotted peeking his head – and paw – above the flowers as he lounges on his back.
Dennis admits that while he enjoys photographing the bears in the winter, as well, the milder summer temperatures – and brightly contrasting colours – make for a truly special sight.
“Like many people, I love white animals, whether it is Arctic foxes, snowy owls, or polar bears” Fast says.
“Polar bears will play with anything in their environment.”
“I hope my photos inspire people to care about all wildlife and to do their part.”
“It would be a shame to lose something as iconic as the polar bear.”