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Slovakia July 2012

Primary Location(s) Visited: Malá Fatra National Park

Type of Trip & Duration (including travel): Specialist Photo trip, 4 nights, hide based photography

Target Species: European Brown Bear

Main Kit: : D300/MD-10 (x2), Nikkors 70-200/2.8, 200-400/4, Wimberley WH-200, Gitzo GT3540XLS

Comments: All pictures taken in the wild, only one photo sighting (approx. 20-30 mins).

Finland June 2008

Primary Location:  Martinselkosen Eräkeskus, eastern Finland

Trip Type & Duration:   Dedicated photography trip booked through Wild Arena, 3 nights

Target Species: Brown Bear

Main Kit:  Nikon D200/MD-200, D300/MD-10, Nikkors 70-200/2.8, 200-400/4, 18-70/3.5-45, TC-14E, Manfrotto 268, Gitzo GT3540XLS

Comments: only 2 nights of photography