Brown Bear Photo Experience

3 days

Brown Bear (Ursus actos) is the biggest beast in Europe and it is numerously presented in the Dinaric forests of Kočevsko and Gorski Kotar in Slovenia and Croatia. Observation of the Brown Bear population is already an old routine and during the popularization of Brown bear among the wildlife photographers and nature observers, hunters started to build special observation decks for the Brown Bear spotting.

3 day workshop will include one or two visits of one of the observation decks with the local hunter. In the program we will also include macro photography workshop with the renowned Macro photography master Vasja Marinč and landscape photography of the beautiful region of the upper Kolpa Valley.

The workshop is prepared for all photographers who like the nature and it is not specialized only for the wildlife photographers. Long lens (200mm or more) is advised for this workshop.

Possilbe to go for a 1 day trip only for the bear spotting tour - Price: 350 EUR

Brown bear
Brown bear

Brown Bear in the nature

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Brown Bear
Brown Bear

Brown bear in the darkness

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Firefly in the morning
Firefly in the morning

Firefly in the morning

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Brown bear
Brown bear

Brown Bear in the nature

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Instructors: Nejc Trpin, Vasja Marinč, Leni Ozis

Tuition: 690 EUR / 350 EUR 1-day

Deposit: 200 EUR

Price includes: tuition, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, transportation, hunter fee, observation deck transfer and water

Price excludes: lunch

Group size: 4 people

Level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Fitness level: Normal to Moderate

Starting and ending point: Ljubljana


  • Capture an iconic image of Lake Bled with its island and castle at sunrise

  • Photograph world known landscapes of Jamnik, Lake Bohinj, Soča Valley...

  • Master your knowledge of landscape and travel photography with Pro Photographers

  • Join a group of same-minded photography enthusiasts

  • Learn specific image post-processing during the workshop


Brown Bears in Slovenia

Day 1:

Meeting point in Ljubljana or possible pickups at the hotels. Drive to the upper Kolpa valley. Late afternoon we meet the local hunter who will take us to one of the observation decks for the Brown Bear spotting and photography. Late evening return to hotel. Overnight in Osilnica.

Kolpa Valley

Day 2:

Late morning panoramic drive and walk around the upper canyon of Kolpa valley with amazing viewpoints high above the valley and some nice landscape photography spots. Sunset photography sessions in one of the viewpoints or in case of the previous day no show of the brown bear, we will try our luck again.

Butterfly macro shot

Day 3:

In the morning we will visit the local bogs and marshes, where Vasja, renowned Macro photographer will have 3 - 4 hour macro photography workshop and lecture how is the best way to capture insects and other macro objects. After lunch, we will evaluate our photographs and in late afternoon we will return to Ljubljana. Official end of the tour

Live video of the Brown Bear