One of the wild brown bears in the rain photographed during the NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears of Finland photography holiday

Finland’s Wild Brown Bears & other Wildlife from David Jones

Article written by illustrated with images contributed by .

attended our Wild of photography trip earlier this year. His primary interest is in bird photography, but when presented with the opportunity to photograph bears & possibly the elusive , he couldn't resist.


The bear centre is home to some beautiful bird species such as the goldeneye. was lucky enough to capture images of both the male & female & even a chick!

A Female Goldeneye Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

I think the mist makes this image. It is atmospheric & has captured the reflections beautifully.

A Goldeneye Duck In Early Morning Mist Protecting It's Young Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

How cute is this little chick?

A Goldeneye Chick Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

One Of The Goldeneye Chicks Backlit In The Early Morning Light Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

The mirror-like waters of the lake presented some wonderful opportunities for creative reflection shots.

The Gentle Morning Light Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

Lakeside Reflections Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

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.

A Great Spotted Woodpecker Female Feeding A Juvenile Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

This year, the group also had the opportunity to photograph a juvenile .

One Of The White Tailed Eagles Being Harassed By A Gull Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

One Of The Red Squirrels Found In The Forest Hide Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

David was especially keen to photograph the elusive . I think it is safe to say that he got his wish & some stunning images too!

One Of The Local Wolverines Climbing A Tree Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

One Of The Local Wolverines Peeking Around A Tree Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

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.

One Of The Wild Brown Bears Strides Across One Of The Meadows Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

I think David has captured the facial expression on this wild beautifully. It really shows off his personality (not to mention those claws!)

One Of The Wild Brown Bears In The Rain Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

A bear standing up or rubbing against a tree is another iconic shot that can be achieved at this site.

One Of The Wild Brown Bears Rests Against A Tree Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

The target species for our Wild Brown Bears of tour is the European , 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!

One Of The Wild Brown Bears Bursts Out Of The Shallows Of One Of The Lakes Photographed During The NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears Of Finland Photography Holiday

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