The remote forests of Finland are one of the few places in Europe where all four of the larger predators can be found. It is estimated that there are between 1200 to 1500 bears and 200 to 235 wolves in Finland although accurate numbers are difficult to confirm as individuals frequently cross the border with Russia.
The Wolverine is an endangered species in Finland with only around 150 individuals and only approximately 600 individuals in the whole FennoScandinavia region. Although the secretive Eurasian Lynx is fairly widespread in Finland with an estimated 2100 plus individuals, they are extremely difficult to see due to their rather elusive nature.
Due to their secretive nature, observing and photographing bears wolves and wolverines is generally only possible during the few hours either side of dusk and dawn. However as Summer approaches the Sun only briefly drops below the horizon allowing observation all night. All images of bears, wolverines and wolves depicted in the Finland gallery were taken during many 14 hour overnight sessions from various static hides located on the Finnish/Russian border.