Hide photography

Natureview photography

Marsh Tit Marsh Tit

In recent years a new photography niche has arisen: people offering hides in nature reserves specially adapted for photography. Often a small pond in front of the hide, at eye so you have a nice low angle on the birds and some branches or sticks for the birds to sit on, often covered in moss. In the Netherlands there are several people/organisations offering hides like this and in foreign countries the diversity is even bigger. Water hides, hides specialised in species like vultures, eagles, grouses to name a few. And of course the mammal hides like the Brown Bear hides I used in Finland. These hides all offer a great opportunity to capture species that often are hard to photograph. The large carnivores of the taiga are extremely difficult (if not nearly impossible) to capture without hides, but also for forest birds this offers nice possibilities. Where most of…

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