About us

Kuusamo Finland is the most well-known nature photography location in Europe.

Kuusamo is situated in Finland between the Gulf of Bothnia and the White sea close to the Russian border. Kuusamo is well-known among nature photographers. The topography of the area is varying. Thanks to the lime contents of the soil the flora of the area includes such rarities as Calypso bulbosa, Lady’s slipper, Mountain avens, Alpine arnica and other plants needing lime.
Kuusamo’s specialities of the owl are for example Hawk owl, Great Grey Owl, Pigmy owl and Tengmalm’s owl. Smew and Black-throated diver are interesting water fowl.

We present Kuusamo as a paradise for nature photography. Kuusamo is the capital of nature photography in Europe whose ”mayor by virtue of his office” is internationally the most well-known Finnish nature photographer Hannu Hautala.

Kuusamon Bird Tours Ltd (owner Olli Lamminsalo) arranges nature photography tours specialising in birds and landscape. There are over ten hides for different bird species in use. Olli has almost 20 years’ experience of the fowl and bird guiding.

Paavo Hamunen has been a professional photographer over 20 years. He keeps nature photography courses, takes photos for picture agencies, newspapers and magazines, makes picture books etc. He photographs landscape, plants, close-ups and birds. In 1997 he won the category In Praise of Plants in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. He was awarded an honorary mention in the same category in 1999. He became second in the plant category of the GDT competition 2003

We present Kuusamo as a paradise for nature photography. Kuusamo is the capital of nature photography in Europe whose ”mayor by virtue of his office” is internationally the most well-known Finnish nature photographer Hannu Hautala.

Olli and Paavo co-operate with Finnature Ltd (owner Jari Peltomäki) and Articmedia (owner Lassi Rautiainen).

We arrange Nature Photography workshops for small groups. Don´t hesitate to contact us: info@KuusamoNaturePhotography.fi