Brown bears roam
the Taiga forests of Finland

 

Text and photo by Kyle Moore.

Close to the Russian border, in the Kuhmo region of Finland, lies an area of the Taiga forest as wild and untouched as it gets within Europe.

Here roams one of the greatest predators in the world, the brown bear. It’s early spring and the bears are now awakening from their long winter hibernation.

As the male bear enters the open forest, a heavy snow storm sets in, creating a layer of freshly fallen snow upon the bear’s thick fur. A sure reminder that winter isn’t quite letting go just yet.


This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of Finnair’s monthly in-flight magazine Blue Wings.

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