movie: Predators on the Taiga

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A rare encounter with a Wolverine

One last post of my Finland trip. I’ve shot several bits of movie during my stay in the hides. It turned out to be difficult to make a real movie out of these small fragments. One of the major differences between filming and making pictures is that with a picture you’ve got to tell the story with that one picture. Or, in some cases, with a series of pictures. But even then each picture has to tell a story by itself. With a movie this is different. The different scenes have to add something to each other and the complete movie has to tell the story. This means you have to make a lot of different shots, wide angle, close up, different behaviour, the habitat etc. This often means you need a lot of time and knowledge of your subject and its habitat. As this was only my first visit to Finland, I came without a real plan for the movie. Of course I had read up on the taiga and the biology of Brown Bear and Wolverine. But I didn’t really know what to expect, so it was hard to come up with a plan for the movie.

At the end of the trip I had several minutes of movie, but they were all too divers to make a good movie out of it. I tried to think of a good way of presenting this and decided to make a slideshow with a mixture of my best pictures and movie-fragments. I hope you like it!

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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