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Bird photography in Estonia

Bird photography in Estonia   There is so much information how to photograph birds in technical manner but not so much how to get close to birds. You can know how to use your camera and put it in correct settings. To get close to birds is other story and probably harder than to learn … Continue reading

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Why to bird watching in Estonia ?

Bird watching in Estonia Why is Estonia an excellent location for bird watching?  * about 70% of Estonia is bordered by water, which almost makes Estonia a peninsula * we have many lakes, swamps and bogs, which are highly suitable bird habitats * the Black Stork, Hazel Grouse, Capercaillie and Nutcracker nest here. There are … Continue reading

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Ural Owls in Estonian forests

Ural Owls in Estonian forests What have I experienced in photographing this mostly nocturnal bird? Ural Owls need old trees to nest, but they also use other birds’ old nests. They like large forest massifs. Ural Owls in Estonian forests prefer locations with grass fields or open spaces like clear cut forest areas. Mice are … Continue reading

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Feedback from Estonian Wildlife Tours (beavers, moose, brown bears) clients:

> Hei Eleri> Thanks for everything. The Moose encounter was amazing, I don’t think> we can ever repeat that. We saw several bears at the hide plus fox,> squirrel and raccoon dog. On our last day there were thousands of> geese at cranes near Lahemaa.> All the best> Chris Feedback from Estonian Wildlife Tours (www.estonianwildlifetours.com) … Continue reading

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Brown Bear Photography

What I have learned observing Brown Bears …they arrive very silently, just like nowhere. They walk very majestically, smoothly, looks like they dont hear or see you but actually everything is under control.They notice absolutely all around. If you change even a small thing around the place what they are used to visit, they notice … Continue reading

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White-Tailed Eagle Photography

White-Tailed Eagle Photography   The white-tailed eagle is largest bird of prey in Estonia, with a wing span of 200-245 cm and a body mass of up to 6 kg.  The white-tailed eagle is apparently native to Estonia. The first written records of white-tailed eagles encountered in the Baltic States date back to the final … Continue reading

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A beaver story- Beaver Photography

It is the brief hour of twilight that characterises the northern summer nights. I have just arrived next to a little pond at the edge of a forest, connected to a ditch. In the midst of the lively sounds of a late June evening, I hear hungry, almost aggressive munching. It is coming from the … Continue reading

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Mammal-watching in Estonia

Awesome Mammals in Estonia The Estonian forests are one of the few places in Europe where you can see a variety of animals in their natural habitat. Specifically, mammal-watching in Estonia is a rare treat for people who are into wilderness observation and photography. The Mammals of the Estonian Forest There are more than 60 … Continue reading

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Mammal photography in Estonia- Roe Deer !

The roe deer: 5 facts for roe deer photographers to remember Roe deer is one of the most common sights in Estonian wildlife. Of the subspecies of roe deer, only one can be found in Estonia – the European roe deer, capreolus capreolus. Those Estonians who have not encountered a roe deer herd feeding on … Continue reading

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Planning for Nature Tours to Estonia

Planning for Nature Tours to Estonia If you’re planning to go to Estonia, it might be a good idea to sign up for a nature tour. Nature tours to Estonia are guaranteed to be interesting, as the biodiversity in the country makes it a famous naturist spot. Unusual animals like lynxes, minks, and flying squirrels … Continue reading

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