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Golden Eagle Oulu, Finland

Birds of Prey

Photograph the most powerful of birds

Birds of prey are challenging photography subjects. A photography hide is often needed to capture them with cameras. We have years of experience in photographing these powerful birds and know that with patience and right prearrangements birds of prey photography can be extremely rewarding!

Finnature offers the best chances in Finland to photograph birds of prey

Finland is home to many northern birds of prey and many of them can be photographed with Finnature. For instance, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Goshawk all visit Finnature’s carefully designed photography hides. And hides are indeed needed to photograph birds of prey! Birds of prey are very timid birds with excellent eyesight for any movement. Indeed, there is a reason we use the phrase “eagle eye”.

The best way to attract birds of prey to photography range is to feed them in front of photography hides. By offering a natural bait, you have the best chances to capture wild behavior of the most handsome wild birds. Supplementary food also helps especially the young birds to survive over winter. Adult birds benefit from feeding as well: they will be in a better shape for the breeding season after long winter.

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle is a powerful and quite scarce bird of prey in Finland. This majestic bird can only be photographed with patience from a photography hide by a feeding site – and this is just what we have done at Finnature. We have set up a long-term Golden Eagle photography site in Utajärvi, near Oulu. In addition, we use our local partner’s beautiful place in Kuusamo. We have over a decade’s experience in feeding and photographing Golden Eagles. These sites accessed via us are simply the best in Finland, equipped with a new high-class hide (Utajärvi) and older basic level hides (both sites).

Finnature can help you to achieve the images of your dreams whether you are after images of Golden Eagles in action, in flight, on the ground or perched in trees – even Golden Eagles mating! We start to feed the Eagles in September and continue through the winter until March/April. Therefore, we offer photography possibilities for autumn, winter and spring Eagles. In addition, White-tailed Eagles visit our site regularly during migration seasons. Many of Finnature’s scheduled photography tours visit Utajärvi and Kuusamo Eagle hides.

Check hide photos at our Flickr gallery for Golden Eagle photography hides.

Watch the video from our Golden Eagle hides:


Northern Goshawk is a fairly common yet very timid bird of prey in Finland. It is a skilled hunter and flier that nests in older forests throughout the country. Because of Goshawks’ timid nature, they can only be photographed from a photography hide. Goshawks can be attracted to visit feeders in front of the hides by putting out baits for them – especially in winter.

Finnature has a forest feeder in Oulu area where Goshawks have been regular, almost daily visitors since 2015. We start to feed Goshawks in September and continue to April. Some of Finnature’s scheduled photography tours, such as the Autumn bird photo safari tour, visit this site.

Check hide photos at our Flickr gallery for Goshawk photography hides.

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