Toivoniemi characterized the bear as “a really unusually colored individual.” Even on a global scale, according to Ilpo Kojola, a research professor at the Natural Resources Center, bear sightings are quite rare. The bear is extremely unusual, according to Natural Resources Center research professor Ilpo Kojola. – It’s unique. “Yes, it caught my sight very suddenly when it came to the area,” says Haapajoki’s Veijo Toivoniemi, who captured the rare white bear. He took the photographs near the Russian border in Kuhmo Lentiira, a bear-watching location.
Toivoniemi stated, “A lot of bears are known to move in the area, and booths have been built up expressly for observation.”
Many bears are known to live in the area, and special viewing areas have been put up to allow visitors to observe these magnificent creatures.
Toivoniemi states, “All bears are wild and in no way domesticated.” “Yes, they easily frighten people, and there must be a calm mouse in the shooting booths,” says the narrator. I was aware that such a bear had been spotted in the area before, but no photographs of it had been received. It just so happened that I was in better circumstances, and it was a stroke of luck.” The bear had previously visited the place, but had immediately fled once the crows were embarrassed.
The bear lingered for about 10–15 minutes in the vicinity.
A bear was observed by Toivoniemi just a few kilometers from the Russian border. For Toivoniemi, seeing and shooting the white bear was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “It was wonderful, to be sure. Those only happen once in a while, and it’s probably the only time in my life. Of course, anything may happen, but I believe this will be one-of-a-kind. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” he says. For the past 17 years, Toivoniemi has dedicated himself to wildlife photography, and he even has his own column in a local newspaper. He claims, though, that he isn’t “the kind of expert who can declare with certainty why the bear depicted is white.”
Toivoniemi characterized the bear as “a really unusually colored individual.”
Even on a global scale, according to Ilpo Kojola, a research professor at the Natural Resources Center, bear sightings are quite rare. “The bear isn’t albino, but it is exceptionally pale. “I don’t recall ever seeing a blonde bear,” Kojola said. “Perhaps there are some of these out there. It is, however, a really unusually colored individual.”