Wolverines & Brown Bears of the Taiga Forest

A wolverine stood on the edge of the Taiga Forest amongst a field of cotton grass

It was not all about big Brown Bears during the Finland Photography Holiday in the Taiga Forest; we had opportunities to see other species too & this included the rather rare & elusive Wolverine!

A wolverine stood on the edge of the Taiga Forest amongst a field of cotton grass

Once abundant in numbers, the wolverine is now a very rare animal due to over-hunting. However it was certainly one of the main highlights from the Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday.

Appearing more like a small bear, the wolverine is in fact part of the weasel family. This little beast is a wildlife photographers dream; along with a huge appetite it has a reputation for unmatched ferocity & apparently fears nothing at all; pound for pound few other animals can match the Wolverine for strength or attitude!

A wolverine stood on the edge of the Taiga Forest

Just to prove how dangerous these little killing machines are there have been cases of Wolverines killing moose even though they are almost 20 times their size!

So you can imagine the excitement when everyone in the group got close sightings & numerous photos of this stunning mammal on almost a daily basis during the workshop.

One of the male Brown Bear encountered by our photography group stood on the bank of one of the lakes located in the Taiga Forest

If you want to see how amazing both the wolverines & the wild brown bears really are, as well the Brown Bears then sign up quick on to next years workshop!

Obviously, even with the entrance of the wolverine, the main focus remained the bears of the Taiga Forest.

A juvenile male Brown Bear walks out of the depths of the Taiga Forest A large male Brown Bear walks alongside one of the lakes located in the Taiga Forest In the mist, by one of the lakes, one of the juvenile male Brown Bears walks out of the depths of the Taiga Forest One of the large male Brown Bears walks the water's edge of one of the lakes located in the Taiga Forest Startled by other wildlife, one of the young Brown Bears runs back to the safety of the Taiga Forest Stoof on it's hind legs, a juvenile male Brown Bear on the edge of a clearing in the Taiga Forest The largest of the male Brown Bear encountered by our photography group stood on the bank of one of the lakes located in the Taiga Forest

WOULD YOU LIKE TO CAPTURE IMAGES OF THE WILDLIFE OF THE TAIGA FOREST FOR YOURSELF?

For 2018, NaturesLens have already announced a return to photograph the Taiga Forest & the Wild Brown Bears of Finland – the trip has been scheduled to start on June 24 & ending on July 2, 2018.

The Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday costs £1099 each participant (until 31st October 2017, £1199 each participant thereafter), this price excludes air travel to Kajaani itself – all ground transportation from Kajaani & back, food, accommodation & guidance/tuition is included.

To hold a place on the trip, we only require a 20% deposit from you, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to the trip taking place.

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