Leaving the beauty and serenity of Kolarbyn behind us, we took the road to the North. After making a short stop at Falun, to see the city of one of our favorite metal bands, Sabaton, we continued North, by the lake Siljan to Orsa Grönklitt.

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The reason to visit this remote skiing resort was the so called Orsa Björnpark, or bear park in translation. It’s a small ZOO, mainly dedicated to, as you’ve already guessed, bears, but they also host some other predatory animals like cats, wolves, owls and wolverines.

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Photography opportunities are mixed – wolverines are small and the fences are dense so it’s next to impossible to make photos… On the other hand, animals have large areas to themselves and you are warned that there is possibility you won’t be able to see some of them. Here’s some photos selected by their species.

Eagle Owl

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Lynx

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Brown Bear

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Kamchatkan bear

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Polar bear

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Kodiak

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Wolf

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Persian Leopard

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Snow Leopard

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Amur Siberian Tiger

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