For the 2019 season, we decided to improve our Bears of Finland photography tours by visiting not just one but two different centres. During this photography tour, our group travelled to Viiksimo to photograph adult bears, wolf & wolverine before moving on to Suomussalmi to photograph super cute bear cubs with their mothers.
This two-centre approach allows the clients to take advantage of a network of hides located within the Taiga forest. Some of the hides are placed in front of a pond where you can capture gorgeous reflections; some are placed in the swamp area which is great for atmospheric shots & some are placed in a forest setting, where if you are lucky, you may capture shots of a bear or even a wolverine climbing a tree!
I always recommend taking a variety of lenses when photographing the bears. A wide-angle such as the Canon 16-35mm would be handy for an “in the environment’ image. A mid-range telephoto lens such as a 100-400mm is excellent for flexibility. Even a 400mm or 500mm could be useful for any wildlife that might be shy about coming in too close.
Until the end of August, we are running a special offer for the 2021 photography tour of £200 discount & don’t forget our Book A Trip with Confidence guarantee. If the trip doesn’t go ahead, we will be flexible & will shift travel dates or offer full refunds at no extra charge.