Kuhmo, in the wilderness of East Finland, is a place of pilgrimage. The wildlife here is exciting and abundant, with many large mammals calling the region’s deep forests their home. One company catering to pilgrims flocking to see the wild animals up close is The Wild Brown Bear Centre, specialising in photography safaris with bears, wolverines and wolves. The centre has a total of 21 different hides suitable for both photography and observation. The area offers a great variety of terrain, giving the photographer an excellent opportunity to capture the wildlife against various backgrounds.