One Of The Larger Brown Bears Of Finland Alongside The Lake

The Amazing Brown Bears of Finland

Article written by David Miles illustrated with images contributed by Johnny Södergård.

One Of The Larger Brown Bears Of Finland Strides Directly Towards The Bear Photography Hides


This article covers the Brown Bears of , whose numbers have dwindled recently. Found mainly in the remote forests of northern , the population is declining due to the human-caused destruction of their habitats. To help protect & preserve this species, the Finnish government has taken measures to protect the habitats & reduce interactions between the Bears & humans. With the help of wildlife conservation efforts, it is hoped that the Bears in Finland will continue to thrive in their natural habitats.

A Finnish Brown Bear Strides Through Cotton Grass In The Meadow Area

An Introduction to the Brown Bear


Boasting stunning landscapes, northern Finland is also a haven for wildlife photographers. Here, opportunities are available for watching & photography of the largest predator in , all within its natural habitat of the remote northern forests.

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   One Of The Larger Brown Bears Of Finland Strides Out Of One Of Finland'S Taiga Forests

These powerful & intelligent creatures have been an integral part of Finland's culture since ancient times, & observing them in their natural environment is sure to be an awe-inspiring experience. Few European places offer this type of opportunity, making Finland a must-see destination for nature & wildlife photographers.

The Appearance of the Brown Bear


The has incredibly dense fur, giving it an almost spherical appearance. It has small, rounded ears that are visible despite its full coat. The colour of the Bear can range from dark brown to pale yellow-brown.

One Of The Larger Brown Bears Of Finland Wanders Through Cotton Grass In The Meadow Area

The Diet of the Brown Bear


The brown Bear (Ursus arctos) is an omnivorous creature that eats a variety of food sources. Its diet primarily comprises plant matter such as berries, grain, & other vegetation, but the Bear also consumes a significant amount – around 30% – of meat. This includes fish, insects, birds & mammals, & scavenging carcasses.

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Capturing Finland's Bears on Camera


With their imposing size & playful nature, Finland's Brown Bears evoke both awe & admiration. Capturing the characteristics of the brown Bears of Finland on camera is an exceptional experience few people enjoy. The brown Bears of Finland are unique, as they are found only in the Northern parts of the country, where the climate & terrain provide excellent habitat for them.

One Of The Larger Brown Bears Of Finland Strides Through Cotton Grass In The Meadow Area

For those who wish to get up close & personal with these majestic creatures, the vast green forests of Finland provide an array of exciting opportunities. From organized tours to local wildlife sanctuaries & national parks, there are plenty of ways to observe & photograph these magnificent animals. Professional photographers & amateur shutterbugs alike can admire & marvel at the fantastic brown Bears of Finland while capturing beautiful pictures of them in their natural habitat.

One Of The Brown Bears Of Finland Rubs It'S Back Against One Of The Trees Of The Forest

The brown Bears of Finland are indeed a sight to behold & capturing their characteristics on camera is an adventure like no other.

One Of The Larger Brown Bears Of Finland Scratches It'S Back Against A Tree In Finland'S Taiga Forests

However, if you set out to capture images of Finland's Bears, you'll be rewarded with unforgettable memories & stunning photos of these captivating creatures.

Popular Bear Photography Locations in Finland


Finland is home to some of the most impressive populations of brown Bears that the world has to offer – & they've become the perfect muse for photographers looking to capture these majestic creatures in their natural state. From the lush forests of Suomussalmi to the diverse landscape of Lapland, Finland is packed with beautiful locations where you can observe & photograph these impressive animals.

One Of Finland'S Brown Bears Strides Through Cotton Grass In The Meadow Area

Whether you're an amateur photographer, a wildlife enthusiast hoping to get up close & personal with the Bears, or simply looking to marvel at the brilliant beauty of Finland's unique wildlife, here are some of the top Bear photography locations you won't want to miss.

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Suomussalmi, in the Kainuu region, is one of the most popular locations for brown Bear photography in Finland due to the incredible Bear population in the area. The forests offer an abundance of natural habitat for the Bears to live in & roam freely, making it the perfect destination for people looking to take some stunning shots of these magnificent creatures.

One Of The Larger Brown Bears Of Finland Strides Towards The Bear Photography Hides

The Lapland forests & tundra are another key spot for Bear photography, boasting a variety of backdrops for your images.

One Of The Larger Brown Bears Of Finland Against One Of The Trees Of The Forest

In addition to the thick forests & rolling hills, you'll have access to vast open meadows & rocky cliffs as well as the occasional lake or pond, giving you plenty of opportunity to get the perfect shot of the Bears in their natural habitat.

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If you want to photograph brown Bears & the other predators that call Finland home, you'll want to head to Viiksimo. Here, populations of large carnivores & bears are vibrant.

The Importance of Preserving the Brown Bears of Finland


The brown Bears of Finland are an integral part of the country's ecosystem & are an important species that must be protected from extinction. These animals play an essential role in the food chain, consuming other species & ensuring the balance of their habitats. Furthermore, they are an integral part of the country's cultural heritage & are one of the few remaining symbols of the nation's traditional wildlife.

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As such, it is crucial to ensure their preservation, such as implementing land conservation measures, proper wildlife management strategies, & increasing education & awareness.

One Of The Larger Brown Bears Of Finland Sniffing Cotton Grass In The Meadow Area

Taking proactive steps to protect these beautiful creatures will ensure they will be around for generations, allowing us to enjoy their majestic presence.

One Of The Larger Brown Bears Of Finland Sniffing The Undergrowth

Which Photography Holidays Does NaturesLens Schedule for Photographing the Brown Bears of Finland?


NaturesLens offers a range of Brown Bear photography holidays designed to allow photographers of all levels to capture images of 's largest predator. These trips generally are conducted in June & July when the Brown Bears & their cubs are most active. If photographing the Bears & Wolves in Finland is your thing, we have a photography holiday.

Our photography holidays allow photographers to capture stunning images of the Brown Bears of Finland as they interact with each other, & traverse the forests. During some of our trips, photographers will also have the opportunity to photograph a wide array of other wildlife, including wolverines, wolves, White-tailed Eagles, & more.

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At NaturesLens, we aim to provide photographers with an unforgettable experience that will leave them with beautiful, memorable images. Our trips are led by experienced wildlife photographers who are passionate about wildlife photography & are dedicated to helping photographers capture the best images possible.

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