Wildlife Photography in Europe’s Far North

European brown bear

Some of Europe’s less-visited realms are home to some of the continent’s finest wilderness, which in turn plays host to an incredible array of wildlife. The European brown bear is the star in both Slovenia's and Finland’s forests, while polar bears are the focus in the remote landscapes of the Svalbard archipelago. Bret will take you through a typical bear watching experience in Finland and Slovenia, before heading further north to the icy realm of the polar bear and a cruise around the island of Spitsbergen. 

Speaker: Bret Charman

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Bret Charman is an award-winning wildlife photographer and a member of the Marketing team at The Travelling Naturalist. It is the fantastic flora and fauna around Winchester that inspired his love affair with the natural world. He thrives on discovering what’s happening on his local patch, as well as in those more exotic locations a little further afield.

Brilliant Baja

On a recent visit to Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Helen’s expectations were blown out of the water by the incredible wildlife on offer. From leaping dolphins, somersaulting mobulas and flying fish, to more breaching humpbacks than you could shake a stick at! This marine mammal extravaganza has left an indelible impression, and describing the sheer and utter brilliance of her trip is Helen’s mission for the evening. 

Speaker: Helen Bryon

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After an idyllic Botswana childhood, Helen returned to the UK in her teens, then spent two years globe-trotting before studying Geography. After 16 years with a renowned UK travel company, Africa called her back to live her dream and qualify as a safari guide, followed by four fabulous years on a private reserve in South Africa. Helen is now part of the team at The Travelling Naturalist.

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