Ulv og bjørn, wolves and bears – Finland, september 2011

Incredible 3 weeks were spent in September at the Finnish-Russian border in Kuhmo, Finland. Lassi Rautiainen and his family and staff hosted nearly 40 Norwegian photographers during this time – and like always it was a very pleasant stay. As their  guide I like to thank all these photographers for the very good time we had together. The same goes for all the other friendly people I met there – thank you to you all!

 The main items on the menu for this time were the wolves and bears even though a few paticipants also had interest in wolverines. And as always in this place, the experience of seeing and hearing these wild and free-ranging animals was fantastic. And most of the photograpers were also very satisfied with the photos they got.

After 18 nights in the hides I have to admit that I got quite a nice addition to the photos I already had from there. Like to share some of my shots from these three weeks even though I am far from having processed all the photos…

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A full moon (burned out, though) in No Man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Bear in moonlight, No Man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Bear at sunset, No Man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Bear at sunset, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Bear and fall colors, by the "Lake", Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Bear by the "Lake", Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Bear by the "Lake", Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Bear by the "Lake", Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Bear and wolf, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Wolf, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Wolf, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Wolves, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Wolves, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Crow and wolf in awesome light, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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3 wolves, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Wolves, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Wolf, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Wolves, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Wolves, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Wolves, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Wolf, No man's Land, Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Tree and startrailes by the "Lake", Kuhmo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights, Kuusamo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

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Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights, Kuusamo, Finland, sept. 2011. © Asle Hjellbrekke/NN

 
Feeling tempted to go there some time – just contact me🙂
 

About asleoh

Professional outdoor photographer, IT-specialist, guide to wildlife safaris in Finland, hot spots in South-America and Norway, teacher of photography courses/workshops/software, slide shows.
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10 Responses to Ulv og bjørn, wolves and bears – Finland, september 2011

  1. Mye bra her Asle! Likte spesielt godt bildet med ulv og kråke – og noen av ulv i tåke-bildene. Hilsen Øystein

  2. En fantastisk bildeserie av bjørn og ulv i Finland Asle.

  3. Geir Ole says:

    Mye fine stemninger fra møter med disse fantastiske dyrene🙂

  4. sven trygve røine says:

    bra bilder. legger ut link til dette på en rovdyrside jeg er med og administrere. en side som kjemper for bevaringen av norske rovdyr. antar du deler denne oppfatningen min. Sven

  5. Hilde Aaseth says:

    Asle…Har bare ikke ord sterke nok for dette her…bildene er så fantastiske at jeg glemmer å puste når jeg ser på de…dette er hva jeg vil kalle himmerik, det sanne himmerik. Å sitte å observere dette her er vel ikke mulig å beskrive med ord..er det vel? Neste år om jeg har mulighet skal jeg og hit…villmarka og dyrene jeg elsker mer enn mitt eget liv er her…ulvene..bjørnene..særlig ulvene. Takk for at du viser oss disse bildene…takk!!!!

    • asleoh says:

      Som du sier – ikke mulig å beskrive med ord så jeg forsøker med bilder i stedet – men opplevelsen overgår begge deler🙂. Tre ganger fikk jeg oppleve at hele
      ulveflokken hylte i kor! For en opplevelse – kanskje får jeg tak i et lydopptak fra ene gangen!! Forresten, en kjempestor stor takk til deg også!

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