Wolverines and Wolves of Finland 2019 Availability

A place has just become available on my Wolverines and Wolves workshop this October in northern Finland. We will be photographing in mid Autumn conditions: We can expect everything from sunny days to cloud, fog or even heavy rain. This variety of weather, landscape and lighting conditions will provide you with the opportunity to create a diverse, creative and professional portfolio of these predators. We will be photographing almost exclusively from hides as these animals are extremely shy and very elusive. Each hide is equipped with everything you need to spend hours (even overnight) out in the field. We will have a number of different hides from which to choose, with various viewing angles.

On this workshop we will be staying in private cottages located deep inside a Nature Reserve only a few miles from the Russian border. Each cottage can accommodate up to four people, but is available for single use at no extra cost. Breakfast will be taken at our accommodation. Lunch and dinner will be a combination of food in the field, and home cooked meals prepared for us by a chef at our cabins. If you have special dietary requirements please be sure to let us know at time of booking.

If you are interested in photographing these apex predators along with black bears and White-Tailed Eagles from private hides during the fiery Autumn colour of Finland then please drop me an email to register your interest.

 

 

2019 Arctic Fox Expedition Complete

Yesterday afternoon I wrapped up my 2019 Arctic Fox expedition in the north west of Iceland. I will have a full trip report when I return home to Australia in April, but in the meantime the 2019 expedition saw us encounter the highest density of foxes I have yet experienced in this part of Iceland. We had sightings and great encounters with a total of six individual foxes during our expedition and some absolutely superb photographic experiences. At the conclusion of our expedition we took a little time to visit the Arctic Fox Centre in Sudavik where there are now a number of my Arctic Fox prints on display throughout the centre. I am now spending a week more in the north of Iceland before I make way up to Svalbard for both my winter snowmobile and winter ship expeditions.

Arctic Fox 2019 Expedition Underway

A few days ago I arrived back in Iceland (wonderful to see Reykjavik blanketed in snow) and have now made my way up north to the small town of Isafjord in the west fjords. Tomorrow we will begin my Arctic Fox expedition with a private charter boat ride out to the remote cabin in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve where we will be based for the next week. Unlike the hide I was photographing from in Finland there is no internet access in this part of northern Iceland and as such this will be my last update for the next week or so until we return at the conclusion of the expedition.

I have been photographing, leading and guiding Arctic Fox expeditions in this part of Iceland for many years now and it never gets any less exciting to be poised on the eve of this expedition. The opportunities to photograph this tenacious little predator in a beautiful, peaceful and quiet winter setting is unmatched in my experience. This years workshop has long been sold out and there are now only two places remaining on the 2020 expedition before it will also be sold out. If you are keen to photograph one of Nature’s greatest feats of engineering in its natural environment then drop me an email to register your interest.

In Search of the Wolverine in Finland in Winter

Late yesterday I wrapped up six days of personal photography in northern Finland (in no mans land on the Russian border) trying to photograph Wolverine in winter. I decided to keep a daily video journal of the time I spent in the hide trying to photograph this elusive and shy animal. I uploaded the videos daily to social media via a pretty good 3G connection, but have now compiled them into a chronological time-line that I hope gives some insight into what it is like to spend day after day in a hide waiting for the opportunity to photograph rare and elusive wildlife. Peta-Pixel have now also picked up this story and have published it on their website.

I am now headed to Iceland to lead my annual expedition to the Hornstrandir Nature reserve in the North West fjords to photograph Arctic Fox in winter. I am really looking forward to returning to this remote area and the opportunity to again photograph these incredible animals with a small group of dedicated and passionate photographers. Perhaps best of all is that no hides are required in this area!

Gura Gear Pro Team Re-Launch 2019

Late last year Gura Gear re-launched their much loved brand of camera bags. After a roughly year long hiatus our favourite camera bag maker is back with new and refined versions of the bags so many of us have come to love for our photographic travels.  With the re-launch of the Gura Gear line comes the re-launch of the new Pro Team and I am proud to again be among the founding members of the new Pro Team.

Full Press Release: GuraGear, LLC, an industry leader in ultra lightweight, innovative carrying solutions for photographers and videographers, announced today the launch of its newly updated website. This new website provides users with detailed information about current product offerings and will feature information about upcoming products as Gura Gear updates its product lines. The new website goes live today, February 13th, 2019 and is located at: http://www.guragear.com

The new website details the technical innovations on the recently updated Kiboko line of camera backpacks and includes product comparison charts for each of the backpacks in the Kiboko 2.0 line. Also featured is the newly updated Et Cetera 2.0 line of accessory cases and pouches, designed specifically for the modern, global traveler.

The Gura Gear website will feature the work of our Pro Team members – a select group of highly accomplished photographers that help develop and evaluate new products. “We are very excited to reconnect with the Gura Gear community and create a platform to present compelling content,” Andy Biggs, Gura Gear co-founder. Currently, our Pro Team members include Andy Biggs, Joshua Holko and Jodie and will expand in 2019.

Gura Gear’s website will be regularly updated with new product announcements and fresh, exciting content from our Pro Team partners. Visitors can sign up for direct emails from the Company at https://www.guragear.com/contact/