This 5 day trip offers enthusiastic wildlife photographers an incredible opportunity to get up close to the magnificent Slovenian brown bear, capturing it on camera with the Slovenian forest wilderness as the perfect backdrop.
Accompanied by, Kevin Morgans, one of the NaturesLens photography leaders, you will spend afternoons & evenings photographing the bears from within comfortable hides deep within the forest, which are exclusive to your group. Witness this beautiful solitary animal as it roams the fir & beech woodlands, tracking prey across the land that this species has called home for centuries.
The forests of southern Slovenia, intertwining with hills, valleys & quaint local villages, offer the perfect setting for photographing the magnificent Ursos Arctos; the Brown Bear, in its natural habitat. These elusive creatures were in decline at the beginning of the 20th century, with fears that they were on the brink of extinction. However, the population has recovered & it is estimated that between 400 & 700 bears now thrive in the region.
NaturesLens have designed a unique photography experience, inviting guests to spend 5 days photographing the incredible brown bear within magnificent wilderness native to the Slovenian mountains, with the bears’ stunning natural habitat providing the perfect backdrop for taking beautiful editorial quality photographs.
Our trip provides an unrivalled opportunity to experience the Slovenian bear as they roam fir & beech forests, tracking prey, tracing the paths this species have walked for centuries. The powerful brown bear is an age-old icon of the region, respected & avoided by locals, left in peace to rule the wilderness.
This trip also offers access to a complex network of specialised photography arenas, encompassing hides & hunting tracks. Your guide will be familiar with the region & the species, therefore able to help you make the most of this stunning natural landscape & the opportunity to come face-to-face with these magnificent predators, capturing raw images to cherish for years to come.
Morning schedules are kept flexible as the best time to photograph the bears comes in the afternoon & evening, giving you time to go over the previous day’s images or to enjoy what the surrounding area has to offer. Although the Slovenian bear is our target species, a variety of wildlife might pay a visit throughout the trip, such as foxes, jays, woodpeckers & sparrowhawks.
At around 3pm you will be taken to the comfortable bear hides that are designed to blend into the surroundings, from which it is best to watch & photograph the Slovenian bears, until around 9pm when you will return to the hotel. Here you will experience warm Slovenian hospitality, delicious local food & comfortable surroundings, giving you time to relax, recuperate & reflect on the events of the day.
We at NaturesLens have created this trip to offer wildlife photography enthusiasts a unique opportunity to capture beautiful images of the majestic brown bear, carefully designing a schedule which removes the need to sleep in hides, ensuring comfortable nights and fulfilling days spent within the Slovenian wilderness.
We take care of every detail for you, including accommodation & internal travel, ensuring that all you have to worry about is capturing the perfect images on camera. Booking early is advised as our tours offer limited spaces.
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To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible. You are making an enquiry for the Slovenian Bear past event, which is scheduled for the dates of 2nd - 7th September 2017 & costs £1099per participant.
How to Book
Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant past event event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this past event, please contact us. To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected past event, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
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The past event itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional. NaturesLens past events require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the past event may not go ahead. This past event has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s). In the event that the minimum number for a past event to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given past event. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers. Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any past event. Payment of deposit by past event participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein. All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions. Travel Insurance Requirements
It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical & personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the photography holiday. We also strongly recommend you take out cover for cancellation & curtailment & baggage cover. We have made use of the services of Campbell Irvine Insurance in the past, Campbell Irvine has policies which are specially designed for adventure holidays & are underwritten by AXA Insurance. As an alternative, check your standard travel insurance, many bank accounts include suitable insurance as part of a packaged deal. Personal Travel Insurance can be arranged directly at Campbell Irvine. For photographic insurance, we highly recommend the services of Glover & Howe. We have made use of their policies for a number of years now, adjustments, policy maintenance & claims are handled in an easy & professional manner by them.
Slovenian Bear Photography Holiday Summary
The Slovenian Bear past event costs £1099per participant & takes place in Markovec in Slovenia, between the dates of 2nd - 7th September 2017. It is ideal for photographing & more. This past event is led by Pui Hang Miles for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 5, plus Pui Hang. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The past event starts & ends at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. .
Slovenian Bear Photography Holiday Payment Details
Deposit required to secure a place: £220 payable upon making a booking.
Final balance payment due: June 2nd, 2017*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
Bookings close: June 2nd, 2017.
No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
* Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.
NaturesLens Limited is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with NaturesLens Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Limited. This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.