Brown bear photo hides
1 – day Rent
Slovenianbears manages a network of 8 locations and 32 photo hides, that fit 2 persons each. The hides have been tailored to the needs of photographers, hence they have been selected carefully regarding location and light availability, they are approximately at eye level with the bears, and they offer options to fix tripod heads.
All hides are located in Notranjska region, of Slovenia, which together with the adjacent Kočevska region holds one of the world’s richest densities of brown bears. An estimated number of 900 bears can be found here.
You can book hides between April and September. Hide sessions usually start at 1 p.m. and last until sunset. Depending on the location it takes about 10 to 30 minutes of driving plus 100 to 700 meters of walking to reach the hides. All guests will be briefed with regard to our code of conduct before starting the hide sessions.
Equipment-wise we recommend lenses starting from 70-200mm up to 500 mm or even more. Photography distance may vary between roughly 10 to 50 meters.
Slovenianbears offers ideal sighting options, however, sightings cannot be guaranteed. Nature follows its own set of rules.
Season starts on 5th May and ends on 6th September.
Price; 250€ / person per day – tour starts at 1.oo p.m. and ends at sunset.
We recommend bookings for a minimum of 2 days.
- The best opportunity to view Brown Bears in Europe
- Superb photographic opportunities
- High Density of Bears
- Escorted by a local Slovenian naturalist guide
Transportation to bear hides: we are asking you to follow us with your own vehicles to the bear hide locations.
About the guides
Miha Mlakar is the founder of the Slovenianbears.com network of bear photo hides and has a broad knowledge of wildlife.