Brown Bear Photography Hides
In the region of Alutaguse we have 2 Brown Bear hides very well suited for Brown Bear and Raccoon Dog photography. Although it’s also possible to make photographs from our watching hides, these hides are usually preferred by photographers, as the landscape is more picturesque (for some!) and photo openings are lower. The windows and photo openings of both hides offer the view on a small forest clearing and a a very “opened” forest with not too much undergrowth and lots of light. Thus, it’s possible to spot and photograph the animals also from a wider distance. The Brown Bears and Raccoon Dogs can be 15-60 meters from the hide, offering different perpectives and motives. The forest floor has lots of green moss and the forest itself is dominated by pine and spruce trees
There are 2 hides:
Large hide – offers 10 sleeping and observation spots. 5 normal height photo openings and 2 lower photo openings.
Small hide – offers 6 sleeping and observations spots. 2 lower photo openings and 4 higher openings.
Besides the main visitors – Brown Bears and Raccoon Dogs, you can spot and photograph other mammals, such as Wild Boar, Red Foxes, Red Squirrels, and various birds – Jays, Tufted Tits, Treecreepers, Greater-Spotted and Black Woodpecker, Wood pigeons, Common Bussards and Spotted Flycatchers.
The booking system offer 2 spots in both hides. These are meant for photographers as there are 2 lower angle photo openings in both hides. If there are 2 photographers and the others are just observers, it won’t be a problem accommodating as many people as there are beds. In that case, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +372 56225943.
The Brown Bear and wildlife watching hides are simple, comfortable, and cosy. One of the hides har room for 10 persons and the other for 6 persons. The hides have sleeping bags, matrasses, bunk beds, and a dry toilet.
There are special camera lens openings/photography openings, but it’s also possible to take photos through the glass. The smaller hide has 2 ball-heads in the lower photo openings to secure the cameras.
Under the forest canopy, there are faint lights that glow throughout the night and make it possible to observe movement during the night.