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2018 – Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday

June 24, 2018 - July 2, 2018

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  • Wild Brown Bears

    of Finland

    Join NaturesLens for 7 nights in Finland, photographing the majestic european brown bear.

    Benefit from the long hours of daylight to capture stunning images of this magnificent predator in swamp, meadow & forest habitats.

    24th June - 2nd July 2018

    £1099 per participant

    Group size: 5 - 9 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

    Fully booked

    Wild Brown Bears of Finland - £1099 per participant

    24th June - 2nd July 2018
    £1099 per participant
    fully booked
    £1099 per participant - fully booked
  • Join NaturesLens on a wildlife adventure, heading deep into Finnish forests to photograph the native brown bears 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.
    This is a unique opportunity to capture incredible images of this secretive species within their picturesque natural environment.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of top level predator & their cubs, in Finland, during the Wild Brown Bears of Finland past event. This past event is of 8 night/9 day duration on a Full Board, Shared basis & costs £1099 per participant.
    The majestic brown bear, considered by many as the king of the forest, wanders predatorily across an expanse of unspoilt woodland, which lies along the Finnish/Russian border. This is one of Europe’s few remaining true wildernesses, allowing native species like the brown bear to thrive without any threat from human activity.
    Remaining hidden in comfortable hides with beds & bathroom facilities; disguised within the landscape, you will have the opportunity to photograph the bears within both forest & meadow hides throughout the day, using the changing light conditions to maximise the quality of your images. 17 of the 22 hides you will have at your disposal have been built specifically with the photographer in mind, meaning that their structure & interior is perfectly suited to provide an enjoyable & comfortable photography experience, whilst giving you the best access to views of the landscape from which to take photographs.
    Being eye level with these magnificent predators lets you immerse yourself in the action, observing the bears’ behaviour using both telephoto & wide-angle lenses, capturing perfect close-up images with the bears remaining none the wiser. You may also encounter other native species, such as the wolverine, or the elusive red squirrel.
    We have chosen to hold the trip at this time of year so that your photography will benefit from long hours of light, allowing daylight to light your images for as long as possible. This is also the season during which the bears are most active, making it the optimum time to capture the bears at their best, obtaining the most diverse range of photographs. The mysterious forested landscape provides the perfect backdrop for achieving editorial quality images. NaturesLens guides will assist you in making the most of the lighting & the environment when needed to ensure that you are able to make the most of the photographic opportunities.
    Join NaturesLens for an exciting photography excursion into the wilderness of Finland, capturing beautiful images of the impressive brown bear as it thrives in its picturesque natural habitat. We can only offer a select few people this opportunity each year, so book early to avoid missing out.
    Photographable Species: brown bear, red squirrel, wolverine

    Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday Itinerary

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  • 10%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

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    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.
    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. If the longest lens you own is a 300mm lens but you have a 1.4x or 2.0 extender this would also be suitable. In fact, you should pack your extenders as this will allow you to further vary your focal length on this photography holiday. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some in the environment shots of the bears.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a ball head or gimbal head for use in the hides to help steady your lens.

    Recommended Clothing

    The Finnish summer is light & warm so for this photography holiday, we recommend thin neutral coloured t-shirts & blouses teamed with neutral coloured trousers. You should also pack a thin fleece since the evenings can get cool when the sun sets.

    An eye mask is essential if you want to get any sleep. There are curtains in the rooms but they are not black out curtains so light will inevitably seep through.

    Please remember to pack mosquito repellent and bite relief cream in case you get bitten.

    Additional Notes
    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 5 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

    Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday Summary

    The Wild Brown Bears of Finland past event costs £1099 per participant

    & takes place in Kuhmo in Finland, between the dates of 24th June - 2nd July 2018. It is ideal for photographing brown bear, red squirrel, wolverine & more. This past event is led by Johnny Södergård for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 9, plus Johnny. We consider this to be an event of Medium 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 Helsinki Airport. Transfers between Helsinki Airport & Kuhmo are included in the cost of this past event.

    Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £400 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: March 24th, 2018*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: May 24th, 2018.
    • 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.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault
    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.

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    24th June - 2nd July 2018
    £1099 per participant
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    Kuhmo, Vartius Finland + Google Map


    Johnny Södergård