David attended our Wild Brown Bears of Finland photography trip earlier this year. His primary interest is in bird photography, but when presented with the opportunity to photograph bears & possibly the elusive wolverine, he couldn’t resist.
I think the mist makes this image. It is atmospheric & David has captured the reflections beautifully.
How cute is this little chick?
The mirror-like waters of the lake presented some wonderful opportunities for creative reflection shots.
One of the best-known secrets of the bear centre is their bird hide, located next to the mess hall. A wide variety of bird species & even the occasional red squirrel may be photographed here.
This year, the group also had the opportunity to photograph a juvenile white-tailed sea eagle.
David was especially keen to photograph the elusive wolverine. I think it is safe to say that he got his wish & some stunning images too!
I love the pink sunset in the image below. The dawns & sunsets in this part of the world can be spectacular, especially after some rain.
I think David has captured the facial expression on this wild brown bear beautifully. It really shows off his personality (not to mention those claws!)
A bear standing up or rubbing against a tree is another iconic shot that can be achieved at this site.
The target species for our Wild Brown Bears of Finland tour is the European Brown Bear, but as you can see, this photography holiday offers so much more wildlife than just the bears. Thanks again to David for allowing us to share some of his images. See you next year in Florida!
To photograph the Wild Brown Bears Of Finland yourself, join Johnny Södergård, the NaturesLens Finland Bear specialist, in Kuhmo, Finland during July 2019 for a trip lasting 6 nights; this photography holiday will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the top level predator & their cubs; the NaturesLens Majestic Brown Bears & Cubs of Finland Photography Holiday is offered on a full board, shared room basis, & costs £1999 per participant.
All the details of the Majestic Brown Bears & Cubs of Finland Photography Holiday are available on the dedicated event page.
- Majestic Brown Bears & Cubs of Finland Photography Holiday
Join Johnny Södergård, the NaturesLens Finland Bear specialist, in Kuhmo during July 2019 for a 7 night photography holiday; take the opportunity to capture images of the top level predator & their cubs; the NaturesLens Majestic Wild Brown Bears of Finland photography holiday is offered on a full board, shared room basis, & costs £1799 per participant.
- Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday
Join NaturesLens on a week-long wildlife adventure, heading deep into Finnish forests to photograph the native brown bears of Finland which inhabit the region, observing this magnificent animal as it roams freely throughout its remote woodland habitat. The environment offers the perfect backdrop in front of which to capture the bears as they hunt & maintain their territory.