Brown Bear Photography

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Brown Bear photography hide rent

We offer the possibility to spend a night in Alutaguse Brown Bear and Wildlife photo hides. Alutaguse is huge taiga forest and bog area in N-E of Estonia where live about half from 700 Estonian brown bears.

The new hides have windows and photo holes both sides opening to two sides. Northern windows overlook taiga forest and most common mammals to see would be the raccoon dogs and brown bears. Woodpeckers, nuthatches, crested and willow tits and jays visit feeders.

Southern windows offer a view to a stream and flooded meadow. Sometimes elk and roe deer would come to feed on the meadow and beavers can swim by occasionally. Ural owl and fox come here, hunt for mouses and sometimes also goshawk, sparrowhawk, golden eagle, white-tailed eagle and buzzards appear looking for food. Rare visitors of the scenery include wolf, lynx, otter, mink and wild boar.

Hides are simple, comfortable and cozy, they have separated cabins with bunk beds and dry toilet. It is possible to take pictures through glass and photo hatches.

Hides are located in Alutaguse, N-E of Estonia. It takes 1,5 hours drive from Tallinn or Tartu to Alutaguse.

The best light we have second-middle part of May and in June. The photo hole is about 60 cm from the floor. The terrain slopes upwards from the northern side, which offers an opportunity for a low photographic angle.

You can use your tripod. For professional photographers, we suggest to have two tripods and cameras- one pointing at the meadow and the other at the forest.

Cost: 120 eur/ per person.


Time for photographing Brown Bear

End of April – mid-July and mid-August – October. It is possible to stay in the hide every night.


Book brown bear photo hide with us: or by phone: +372 5622 5943

Photos made from Alutaguse hide

Agris Krusts–

Aare Udrasphotoalbum

Pawel Makar –

Kestutis Cepenas-

Peeter Anijalg



Participants are saying..


This photo hide is like **** hotel:)

Pawel from Poland


Katrin visited the Brown Bear photo hide in July 2017:

I just wanted to thank you very much for the beautiful bear watching experience. Everything was well organised, the photo hide was very well positioned, very clean, and I had the possibility to photograph several bears, including a mother with three cubs.  Again, thank you very much. Next year we will take more time to experience Estonia and book a photo safari with you. 


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Book brown bear photo hide with us: or by phone: +372 5622 5943


EU Leader Virumaa Koostöökogu (VIKO) supported Natourest Inc for buying nature observation optics and trail cameras.

EU Leader Virumaa Koostöökogu (VIKO) supported Natourest Inc for buying nature observation optics and trail cameras.