Wild Wolves of the Taiga Forest in Finland Workshop Report

September 10th - September 18th 2023

In September 2023, I led my semi-annual workshop in northern Finland to photograph the wild wolves, bears, and wolverines of the Taiga forest. Perhaps this year, I should have renamed the workshop Wild Bears of the Taiga forest, as the local brown bears put on a daily show for us during the week-long expedition. Wolves were thin on the ground this year, the result of an illegal shooting of the Alpha male and female that had grown up in this area and that I had photographed as pups several years ago (they are featured in my book Never Cry Wolf). The good news is my local operator has advised that the pack has now returned to the area and is being seen most days again.


Wolf on the Finland border with Russia