the Taiga

the endless coniferous forest

A week from now I’ll be in Finland, close to the Russian border. I’ll be sitting in a hide waiting for the large predators of the taiga forest, the Brown Bear, Wolverine and Wolf. This weekend I got an e-mail from Ari (the guy who runs the hides) to inform me that they have several different Brown Bears every night, 4-6 times per week a Wolverine and 3 times per week a Wolf. Needless to say I’m really looking forward to it. In daytime I’ll be looking for lekking Capercaillie and/or Black Grouse and for different owls. Or I’ll just wander around in the forest, enjoying this endless forest of the north with its pleasant surprises.

I’ll keep you posted!!

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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