Brown Bears - September, Autumn Colours 2022

September sees the emergence of vibrant Autumn colours.  The Bears are now well and truly getting ready for winter hibernation, and this is also a good time to see the Bears cubs as they accompany their mothers hunting for food.

This is a spectacular time to photograph the Bears in rich autumn colours.

Itinerary

Day 1

We will meet at Kajaani airport in Finland, via Helsinki, where we will be met for an approximate 2-hour transfer to our accommodation. This will be our base for the duration of the trip.

We will arrive too late for the first evening of bear photography, so after dinner we will have a chat about what is expected over the forthcoming days.

Day 2

Breakfast and dinner times will be advised on arrival.  There is a bird feeder near our accommodation to fill in some time. For the rest of the week, you will have plenty of time to edit your photos during the day

We will head out to hides at approx 3pm and return between 8pm and 9pm as the nights get dark early in September.

You will visit 3 different hides over the next 3 days, and on your last day you will have the chance to choose one that you have previously visited. We have the woodland hide set amongst pine trees, a swamp hide, and a pond hide which can give excellent reflections of the bears on a calm evening.

Days 3, 4 & 5

These days will follow the same routine as day 2.

Day 6

Breakfast will be served as usual, then you will have time to shower and pack your belongings, before heading back to Kajaani airport for your return flight.

Black Grouse Leks

Included in this trip is two sessions in the Black Grouse lek hide, this is truly an amazing spectacle, approx start is 2am

You can upgrade to more sessions in this hide if required at a cost of 120 euros per person per session

Workshop In Brief

Photography

Birds & Mammals

Dates

September 12th – 17th 2022

Cost

£1,350.00 per person

Group Size

5 people maximum

3 Places Left

Fitness Level Required

Low. Some walking required.

Included

  • 4 nights in professional photography hides
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers in Finland
  • Professional guidance and advice

Details

Cost: £1,350.00 per person
Deposit: Non refundable deposit of £300.00 to secure place. Final balance due 8 weeks prior to trip.
Guide: Paul Fowlie
Group Size: 5 maximum per trip

Tour Dates 2021

12th – 17th September 2022

Included

  • 4 nights in professional photography hides
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers in Finland
  • Professional guidance and advice

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Sundry Items

Equipment Required

  • Digital DSLR or Mirrorless System
  • Lenses – 500mm is ideal or a 300mm with cropped sensor or convertor
  • 100-400mm
  • Tripod / Monopod
  • Spare batteries and memory cards

Clothing

  • Good warm waterproof Jacket and trousers, preferable with quiet material
  • Waterproof walking boots
  • Extra layer like a fleece or light thermal jacket
  • Warm hat & gloves.

Fitness

Low. Some walking required.

Reserve Your Place

To reserve your place on this workshop, I require a non-refundable deposit of £300.00 per person, as I have to book and pay for accommodation and trips in advance. Full balance is normally required 8 weeks prior to the trip. You can also adjust the size of your group by selecting the number of people in the Group Size box below, up to the maximum Group Size (listed above, in Details section).


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