The polar bear population is often used as an indicator of the health of the Arctic ecosystem, according to the World Wildlife Fund. 'It would be a shame to lose something as iconic as the polar bear,' Fast told My Modern Met.

Polar bears frolic in flowers in Churchill, Man.

Dennis Fast, a Canadian wildlife photographer, captured these incredible shots of polar bears playing in a field of fireweed near Churchill, on Hudson's Bay.

The bears are typically pictured in an Arctic environment, but they're known to play with whatever's in their surroundings, including grass or fireweed, as Fast photographed.

Polar bears frolic in flowers in Churchill, Man.

In a rare series of images by Canadian photographer Dennis Fast, these white giants are seen frolicking in a field of fireweed. The photos were taken in Northern Canada’s Hudson Bay, near lodges run by Churchill Wild in Manitoba.

The pink-purple fireweed is common throughout Northern Canada.

Polar bears frolic in flowers in Churchill, Man.

Massive polar bears frolicking around colourful fields. Canadian photographer Dennis Fast at Northern Canada’s Hudson Bay.

Fast shot the photos of the bears in Manitoba, near lodges run by Churchill Wild.

Polar bears frolic in flowers in Churchill, Man.

Canoe, Mother Nature, Mothers, Mom

Canoe, Mother Nature, Mothers, Mom

Polar bears are classified as a species of special concern in Canada, but a July 2013 report estimated that their global population has grown by more than 4,000 bears since 2011.

Polar bears frolic in flowers in Churchill, Man.

Massive polar bears frolicking around colourful fields. Canadian photographer Dennis Fast at Northern Canada’s Hudson Bay.

Mother Nature, Mothers, Mom

Mother Nature, Mothers, Mom

Mother Nature, Mothers, Mom

Mother Nature, Mothers, Mom

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