Brown Bear Photography

bear photography

Brown Bear photography hide 

We offer the possibility to spend an unforgettable night in our Brown Bear photography hide. The hides are situated in Alutaguse, which is a huge area in N-E Estonia, covered with taiga forests and vast bogs. The area is also a home for about half of Estonia’s 700 brown bears. We have 2 photography hides in one location. 

The photography hides are situated in a boreal pine-dominated forest with blueberry undergrowth. The light conditions for photography are great as the trees are sparsely situated.  The hide has windows only on one side. 

There are 2 hides for Option 1 –  a smaller-photo hide for 4 persons with photography holes on 2 different heights for every person. This is the most beloved photography hide. There is also a bigger hide for a maximum of 5 photographers and photography holes on 2 different heights (mid-level and ground-level). 

The most common mammals to be seen are Raccoon Dogs and Brown Bears. Other visitors include Red Fox, Red Squirrel. Common birds seen from the hide are Pied-Flycatcher, Nuthatch, Crested Tit, Common Jay, Great-spotted Woodpecker.


The Brown Bear photography hides are located in Alutaguse, N-E of Estonia. It takes about 1,5-2 hours to drive from Tallinn or Tartu to Alutaguse. 


They are simple, comfortable, cosy and have separated cabins with bunk beds, sleeping bags, pillows, and a dry toilet. It is possible to take pictures through the windows and photo holes. 

You can get an idea of the old hide/Option 1 by looking at a story made by BBC in 2014

The season for the photography hide lasts from May 1st – 20th October


Price 120€/ per person.


Book the Brown Bear photography hide by or by phone: +372 5622 5943

Photos made from the Brown Bear photography hides

You can check our Instagram for photos and short videos about the photography hide and observation hide 

Aare Udras

 Pawel Makar –

Kestutis Cepenas-


Participants are saying..


This photo hide is like **** hotel:)

Pawel from Poland


Katrin visited the Brown Bear photo hide in July 2017:

I just wanted to thank you very much for the beautiful bear watching experience. Everything was well organised, the photo hide was very well positioned, very clean, and I had the possibility to photograph several bears, including a mother with three cubs.  Again, thank you very much. Next year we will take more time to experience Estonia and book a photo safari with you. 


View the location of Natourest Brown Bear Watching and Photography Hide on a larger map





Book brown bear photo hide with us: or by phone: +372 5622 5943


EU Leader Virumaa Koostöökogu (VIKO) supported Natourest Inc for buying nature observation optics and trail cameras.

EU Leader Virumaa Koostöökogu (VIKO) supported Natourest Inc for buying nature observation optics and trail cameras.