While it’s pretty uncommon for a polar bear to be spotted outside its snowy landscape, it looks like these majestic creatures are not walking back from a play into a flower field. And this polar bears-fascinated photographer managed to capture some incredible shots with these gentle giants having the time of their lives while frolicking in fields of fireweed.
The rare photo session was set up in Manitoba, Canada, a place that became a vast flower sea during the summer season. Here, wildlife and nature photographer Dennis Fast caught the polar bears on camera in the most hilarious ways you’ve ever seen.
“[I]t’s not just their colour that makes them a favourite target of my camera,” Fast told My Modern Met. “They have a slow, ambling gait as they drift about looking for anything that moves. It looks like they don’t have a care in the world, and that there is nothing they are afraid off. It’s not arrogance, exactly, but a quiet confidence that we often respect in humans and that translates well to the polar bear.”
“Most people are familiar with shots of polar bears in the ice and snow of Hudson Bay in Northern Canada and in other polar regions. They are so ingrained in people’s minds that you might think the North experiences only winter,” the photographer said.
While he loves all wild animals, Dennis declared himself fascinated by the “the North’s most iconic animals.”
“I must say it is a real joy to see a polar bear in my viewfinder. It is amazing to spend quality time with my favourite animal. And quality time means spending a lot of time with the bears,” Dennis Fast told My Modern Met.
“On another occasion, I laughed out loud as I watched a relaxed polar bear bare his teeth to pluck a single flower from a stem of fireweed blossoms and roll it around between his lips!”Dennis said.
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