ONLY OPENED IN AUGUST!
In the region of Alutaguse, we have another 2 Brown Bear hides very well suited for observations and for Brown Bear and Raccoon Dog photography.
These hides have windows on one side offering views of a pine-dominated forest with mossy blueberry undergrowth. There are also faint LED lights under the forest, making observation with binoculars possible also during the darkest hours of the night. These hides are usually preferred by photographers, as the landscape is more picturesque (for some!) and camera lens openings are lower.
In the hides, there are bunk beds, sleeping bags, pillows, and mattresses. Each hide has a dry toilet.
Each booking (doesn’t matter if the booking is for 1 person or for 6), will have the hide for themselves.
The hides offer views of a small forest clearing and 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 10-60 meters from the hide, offering different perspectives 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 8 beds and observation spots. For photographers, there are 5 normal height camera openings and 5 lower level camera openings.
Small hide – offers 6 beds and 4 observation/photography spots. 4 lower level (10 cm from the floor of the hide) camera openings and 4 higher openings. There are also 2 ball-heads in front of 2 lower-level camera openings.
Besides the main visitors – Brown Bears and Raccoon Dogs, you can spot and photograph birds, such as Jays, Crested Tits, Treecreepers, Greater-Spotted and Black Woodpecker, Wood Pigeons, and Spotted Flycatchers.
The Brown Bear and wildlife-watching hides are simple and comfortable. One of the hides has room for 8 persons and the other for 4 persons. We ask you to bring your own sleeping bag, if not, then it’s possible to rent one for an extra fee.
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.