Customer Testimonials

Hear what previous customers have to say about our guides with up to date feedback.

Had an absolute blast on the 2019 Spring Awakening tour. Great guides, lovely location, bears, wolverines and more!

Loved it so much I’m going to head back for fall 2020!

Thanks Harry and Kyle!
— Eric, 2019.

I had an incredible time with BearPhoto aka Kyle and Harry in Finland this June. Beautiful surroundings and brilliant guides that made the Midsummer Tour very special. I’ll definitely go back there in 2020! Thanks, Harry and Kyle!! See you soon!
— Rebekka, 2019.

Having just returned from Finland photographing brown bears and an amazing amount of other wildlife and scenery, we can honestly say that Kyle and Harry were the perfect guides. Their excellent knowledge of the bears and the best way to observe and photograph them was invaluable. Their lectures were most informative, on everything from the ecology of the bears to post-production tips on editing your images. We cannot recommend this wonderful experience highly enough, nothing was too much trouble for Kyle and Harry, from the original booking to the flights home, they were on hand to help at all times. We will definitely be returning to Finland with them in the future.
— P & C. Lloyd, 2018.

I have just returned from the most amazing time in Finland with Bear Photo on their Autumn gold tour. It was such an amazing experience, the wildlife sightings were incredible! Kyle & Harry were so knowledgeable not only about the area and the animals but were also on hand to give advice on the best way to photograph them. I came away with some really special images and it has left me wanting to go back! I really recommend a trip with BearPhoto, great place, great guides!
— H. Crundwell, 2018

“We have been photographing and videoing wildlife in different parts of the world for over thirty years but this was our first wildlife trip into Europe and found it most enjoyable. Harry and Kyle are so helpful, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and great company. Good food and accommodation, good sightings of bears and wolverines made this a most memorable Autumn trip, many thanks!
— L & D. Pickles, 2018

A brilliant time spent with Kyle, his enthusiasm, knowledge of the subject really shone through.
Even taught me a few new tricks absolutely brilliant!
— A. Heeley, 2017

I want to give Harry a special shout-out. He is an extremely knowledgeable photographer and a great teacher, and I was able to come away from the lesson with a solid foundation of understanding regarding camera settings (aperture, ISO) and composition techniques. I would go as far as to say this is the best 1-to-1 course I’ve ever had. Thank you, Harry!
— M. Zhang, 2017

Harry Read did a great job of teaching us useful photographic techniques, and displayed a lot of enthusiasm that was contagious! Just a great experience.
— LA Traveller, 2017

After a full day with Kyle, I am amazed at his skill in passing on his knowledge and in presenting suitable opportunities to get close to the chosen subjects, a great day out.
— M. Breedon, 2017

Harry was our guide, and was optimistic and highly knowledgeable.
— M. Bky, 2017

Our guide Harry was great fun - he is an excellent teacher and is passionate about his work.
— S. Medway, 2017

First of all, I would like to thank Kyle for his love of wildlife, which is the number one priority for a photographer. I have been on two of his fantastic workshops photographing mammals and helping me with the settings on my Canon DSLR, which I needed for some complicated photographic techniques. I would definitely love to again, thank you, Kyle!
— F. Crickmore, 2017