Wilderness photography tour in autumn – 8 days

 

wilderness photography tour

In autumn season we focus more to wildlife photography. From September there is a very good chance to meet in front of your lens elk in the natural environment, brown bear, wild boar, roe deer and huge flocks of arctic waterfowl on their autumn migration. But also autumn colors, rapidly changing weather conditions and late summer vegetation that gives the possibility to capture the dramatic and colorful scenery. Wild mushrooms and still active bug life offer use to your macro lens.

Elks have the mating season in September and October and this makes them less cautious and easier to spot. Males have impressive antlers and confrontation between individuals can be sometimes observed as well. Brown bear is preparing for the winter hibernation, so they are active and won’t be disturbed easily. Beside bear there are raccoon dogs, foxes, wild boar and some passerines visiting area around photography hide regularly.

Beside great photos, on this wilderness photography tour you will get personal tuition from professional nature photographer if needed. All skill levels and areas of photography interest are welcome.

Highlights:

  • Autumn bird migration (Geese’s, Common Crane, Swan’s, Ducks)

  • Elk

  • Golden and white- tailed eagle*

  • Raptors and owls

  • Woodpeckers

  • Late passerines

  • Brown bear

  • Capercaillie

  • Hazel grouse

  • Black grouse

  • Raccoon-dogs

  • Autumn landscapes

  • Morning frost landscapes (October)

  • Wild mushrooms

  • Wild boar

 

Book a tour with Triin: info@natourest.ee or by phone: +372 55 55 87 55 

Day 1:

Leidissoo Ramsar area- woodpeckers, elk, black grouse, hazel grouse. Sutlepa reserve for bird migration. Matsalu National Park- bird migration.

Day 2:

Early start before sunrise to be ready for the elk. Bird migration and black grouse. Elk tour in the evening until sunset.

Day 3:

Early start before sunrise to be ready for the elk. Forest, raised bog and coastal areas in Pärnu County.

Day 4:

Drive to Lahemaa National Park, Põhja- Kõrvemaa landscape nature reserve. Lahemaa rivers and waterfalls, woodpeckers, common kingfisher, local culture and architecture. Sunset at the coast.

Day 5:

Hazel grouse tour with local guide. Bear hide at 4 pm.

Day 6:

Leaving the bear hide at 8 am. Driving around local forest roads- wildlife and birds. Back to the bear hide (or alternative hide) in the evening.

Day 7:

Leaving the bear hide at 8 am. Driving around local forest roads- wildlife and birds. Lahemaa nature reserve. Landscape, birds, macrophotography. Sunset and low light photography.

Day 8:

Drive to Tallinn, some stops by the rivers and coast, tour in Tallinn- Medieval old town, newer areas, and Kopli. Visit to Pirita or TV tower (optional) for Tallinn panorama.

Book a tour with Triin: info@natourest.ee or by phone: +372 55 55 87 55

 

 

 

Book a tour with Triin: info@natourest.ee or by phone: +372 55 55 87 55

Price

Autumn photo tour price with the guide is 1850 euros, minimal group size is 2 people.
Price includes:
  • 8 days photo guide service
  • local transport 8 days
  • 7x breakfast,  7x lunch package to go and 7x dinner
  • 5 nights in hotel/ guesthouses in double room with toilet and shower
  • 2 nights in brown bear hide
  • hazel grouse photo safari with a local specialist

 

Book a tour with Triin: info@natourest.ee or by phone: +372 55 55 87 55

Click here for general info about wilderness photography tour in Estonia.