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8–12 August 2018 – Kuusamo
Photograph Finnish autumn – Ospreys and Brown Bears are preparing for Winter
This tour is scheduled for August when the Ospreys are most active. The young birds learn to fish on their own and the adults start stocking up on food before their long migration to Africa. On average there are approximately 15-20 strikes per day. In August 2016 and 2017, there were even some days with more than 30 strikes per day. The distance to Ospreys is usually 10-30 metres, but sometimes under 10 metres. Other possible species: White-tailed Eagle, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Raven, Magpie, Short-eared Owl.
Brown Bears are also actively visiting feeding sites in August when bears already begin to prepare for the winter and fatten themselves to survive until next spring. Bears hides are located just near the Russian border. With some luck the bears visit the site with their cubs. Several White-tailed Eagles visit the same spot, and they can be photographed while they fly in front of the hides. A night in the Brown Bear hide is definitely an experience that you will not forget!
Landcost price: 1960 €
Price includes: Finnature guiding throughout the journey. Osprey and Brown Bear hides. All meals and all land transportation during the tour. Tour starts from and ends to Kuusamo Airport. All overnights.
Group size: 4-6 photographers
Please check the tour itinerary here: Ospreys and Brown Bears
Please check Flickr gallery: Ospreys and Brown Bears
Shared double room, Single room