Behind the Scenes Photographing Wolves and Bears in Finland

I can't get enough of wildlife photography and documentaries. So, when a photographer takes the time to show a behind the scenes view of their work, I get really excited. 

I've been lucky to shoot some wildlife photography, but I am by no means a wildlife photographer. When I see how much time and patience goes into getting that perfect shot, I'm in awe. So, I choose to enjoy it as much as possible from the comfort of my desk and let it just inspire me.

Wildlife photographer Morten Hilmer is a photographer who never fails to inspire, and his new video series documents his recent trip to Finland photographing bears and wolves. In this first video, he sets the stage for a lot of what is to come in the next few videos. The most entertaining part is just how excited he gets when a bear shows up, even though he has been sitting in a blind baking in the sun for hours. I'm looking forward to the rest of this series since Hilmer always does a great job with showing just what goes into getting these amazing photos. 

Also, check out one of Hilmer's previous video showing all the gear he packed for this Finland trip. 

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michael buehrle's picture

i hope video #2 is better.

Rayann Elzein's picture

Unfortunately, a vast majority of these wildlife photos in Finland are made possible by spreading food all around the hide to attract the animals. I am not saying that it is the case here, but chances are high that it is. I am yet to find a tour operator in Finland not baiting wildlife. I love this country and its nature, so if anyone knows about something ethical there, please do tell me, I'll book almost immediately!

davidlovephotog's picture

So 3 seconds of bear footage and no wolves in a 12 min video about shooting bears and wolves?

David Crossley's picture

Look again-wolf @ 11. 54 o'clock.

Michael DeStefano's picture

Fair enough but I shared it more to make people aware of the series as a whole from his Finland trip. Still, I think its an interesting look behind the camera.