Spring : May

The colours in the beginning of May vary in shades of brown. Green vegetation exists only in the needles of pines, until towards the end of May when the ground has shades of green. In June ground is already covered extensively with green vegetation. In mid-May terrain is still wet from the water of melted snow, after the middle of the month terrain begins to dry up.

Weather in early May could still be cool but warms up towards the end of the month. Evenings and mornings are light and nights only have a short time of twilight. The twilight of night gets shorter towards the summer and from mid-May nights are beginning to get light enough for photographing through the night. If there is a full moon it is possible to photograph bears with the full moon in the background or in the light of the full moon. In addition to bears, wolverine move regularly in the area, sometimes bringing  their cubs.

  • Timetable and Weather


    5.00 pm    Info, after that a short walk to the hides (500-900 meters).

    7.00 am     Return from the hides.



    In the beginning of May temperatures at night are about zero and by day between +5 and +10 degrees.

    In the end of May temperatures at night are between +5 and +10 and by day between +10 and +20 degrees.



    In mid-May the sun sets in the evening about 10.15 and rises about 3.45 am.


    Clothing and equipment

    There are sleeping bags in the hides. It is advised to sit in the sleeping bag on the chair. This will help you stay warm and be able to photograph comfortably at the same time. Because the weather could still be cold in early parts of month it is good to have warm general clothing, warm hat, warm gloves, woolen socks and moisture-resistant footwear.

    Tips for photographing in spring


    - Sometimes snow may fall even in the beginning of May, so it is good to prepare for that. During the snowfall it is recommended to use a small air blower to clean the lens of snowflakes or alternatively use waterproof lens covers.


    - It is important to have spare batteries with you because cold weather drains batteries faster than usual, in the hide batteries should be kept warm.


    -If using a large aperture lens (f/2.8), it is possible to photograph throughout the night.


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