Brown Bear in the taiga
Brown Bear in the taiga

Last autumn I was doubting whether to go back to the same place in Finland or to go to a different place. There are several companies offering bear hides, so I could also pick another place. The advantage of the same place (Wild Brown Bear), was that I knew the area looked quite natural and the conditions were nice. If I would go to a different place, I couldn’t be certain of that. The disadvantage of going to the same place was that I already took pictures in that setting. A different location would also mean a different setting. I eventually decided to go back to the same place, but I still wanted to create different pictures from the first time. The previous time I spent all nights in the bog and took most pictures out in the open. Now I wanted to focus more on a forest setting. As the weather was a bit better as last time, I could spent two nights in the forest hide and also the nights in the open, I did focus more on settings with trees in them. Here I placed a selection of the pictures I took (and here the old ones), so you can judge if I succeeded.

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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