Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Wildlife Talk 
Thread started 28 Jun 2012 (Thursday) 22:28
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Photographing bears and wolves in MN

 
dbricks
Senior Member
Avatar
609 posts
Joined Dec 2010
Location: Minnesota
     
Jun 28, 2012 22:28 |  #1

Anyone here found a good place for photographing wolves or bears in the wild in Minnesota? I've heard of the Vincent Shute Wildlife Sanctuary and it sounds like a good place to photograph black bears. The bears are wild, but many of them hang around the Wildlife Sanctuary. Any other places?

Also, I know the International Wolf Center is in Ely, but those wolves aren't wild. Anyone found a good place to photograph wolves in the wild in MN?

I feel like this is a shot in the dark, but thought I'd try. Thanks in advance.


Canon 7D | Rebel T2i | Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS | Tamron 70-200 2.8 | Canon 100-400L
http://davidbrickner.z​enfolio.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Larry ­ Weinman
Goldmember
1,428 posts
Likes: 62
Joined Jul 2006
     
Jul 08, 2012 07:34 |  #2

The Shutte center is a good place. You can shoot bears from a raised platform for the cost of general admission but if you want to shoot from ground level and be right with the bears the cost is much higher, I think it is about $175. Tripods are not allowed on the raised deck but monopods are. I haven't been to the center in a while but all of the information about photography is on their website.


7D Mark II 6D 100mm f 2.8 macro 180mm f 3.5 macro, MP-E-65 300mm f 2.8 500mm f4 Tokina 10-17mm fisheye 10-22mm 17-55mm 24-105mm 70-300mm 70-200 f 2.8 Mk II 100-400mm Mk II 1.4 TCIII 2X TCIII 580EX II 430 EX II MT 24 EX Sigma 150-600

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dbricks
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
609 posts
Joined Dec 2010
Location: Minnesota
     
Jul 08, 2012 11:50 |  #3

Did you find that the view from the raised platform was worthwhile?


Canon 7D | Rebel T2i | Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS | Tamron 70-200 2.8 | Canon 100-400L
http://davidbrickner.z​enfolio.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hoosier ­ Writer
Member
102 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Martinsville, IN
     
Aug 22, 2012 18:51 as a reply to  @ dbricks's post |  #4

Yes, you will see many bears at the VS sanctuary. I have been there three times, always in August and there was always 30 - 40 bears around the platform at one time. The platform is only 10 feet in the air so, yes, you can get some great shots. Cubs, sows, boars, and yearlings all come in for the free food. There are trees surrounding the platform and some of the yearlings like to climb up in them, so you can be as close as ten feet away at eye level. The place is only open from 5PM until dusk each day. It closes Sept 2nd this year (2012). Bring good insect repellant because the bears aren't the only critters looking for a free meal!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,573 views & 0 likes for this thread
Photographing bears and wolves in MN
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Wildlife Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Avishakya
1043 guests, 360 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.