Brown Bears in Finland

Here are some pictures from my last trip to to northern Finland in May. 5 days in different hides gave us some unique opportunities with bears. We had a lot of encounters with yearlings still with it's mother. It's great fun to watch these 1 1/2 year old cubs fight with each other, training for adulthood.

Bear on the bog in evening sunlight

Yearling trying to figure out who I am through the blind opening

Yearlings fighting

You bear drinking water in the spring heat

Yearling sparring on the bog

Yearling and it's mother

Curious bear trying to figuare out what our hides are

We had one opportunity with Wolverine which lasted for only a few minutes