Playful Photos of Polar Bears Frolicking in Flower Fields During Summer

Although we're used to seeing polar bears inhabiting snowy, icy landscapes during the winter, we rarely think about these majestic beasts in any other environments as the seasons change.

As summer rolls around, though, it can be amazing to see the kind of shenanigans the furry creatures get themselves into. Polar bears in Northern Canada's Hudson Bay can be found playing in gorgeous flower fields, munching on freshly caught fish, and hunting beluga whales.

While staying at lodges run by Churchill Wild in Manitoba, Canada, wildlife and nature photographer Dennis Fast captured these incredible shots of polar bears frolicking in fields of fireweed.

Surrounded by bright flowers, the playful bears can be seen rolling around, napping, and poking their heads up amongst the blooms.

Come early autumn, polar bears start to wait for ice to reform in the bay so they can return to their winter hunting grounds, but for at least a short time in the summer, they get a chance to enjoy the sunshine and blossoms.

Responses to "Canadian Photographer Captures Polar Bears Playing In Flower Fields"

  1. These are absolutely beautiful photos

  2. Gail Hart says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    beautiful! thank you so much for sharing

  4. Anonymous says:

    love this wow amazing!!!!

  5. Unknown says:

    Beautiful animals and beautiful fotos, thankyou for sharing with us.

  6. pilvikki says:

    in my language polar bears are icebears. which would make an automatic pun with the fireweed...
    lovely shots!

  7. Anonymous says:

    One word - wonderful!

  8. wonderful

  9. Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous pictures!

  10. Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing with us. Lovely to see these bears 'smelling the roses' .... or whatever! :)

  11. Well a girl needs parfum during mating season doesn't she?!

  12. Unknown says:

    What lovely photos! Thank you for sharing them with the world.

  13. fkl says:

    These are so incredible! Thank you for sharing.

  14. Carol says:

    Thank You for these incredible photos. We can cherish them forever <3

  15. This is just so delightful it made my heart smile.

  16. Unknown says:

    Thank you for the dedication and beauty you share here....

  17. Constance says:

    I would love to have permission to animate a couple and send them to you. These are so beautiful. Kudos from one photog to another!

  18. jem says:

    That would be the glorious Fireweed plant blooming in mid to late summer in the north. I create a flower essence and have a business with that plants name. I know her well and why the bears would love her.

  19. Absolutely breathtaking

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