Hi, I’m Marko Poolamets, founder and guide in Capture Estonia. About 16 years ago I started with nature photography as a hobby. I have been focused on that hobby since then and managed to reach the well known photographer reputations over the years. This company was established in 2011 to offer high quality outdoor and nature experiences, introduce Estonian history, culture and way of living, teach people to tell their story through photography and support local nature conservation efforts.
Over 10 years of experience as a nature guide/photographer, very good feedback from my clients and several awards and recognition’s are convincing me that I we have chosen the right path and products for our customers. We tailor EVERY tour based on your needs and interests!
Last 6 years I have been focusing also to film making. I have been involved in several smaller projects and but working also in some bigger documentary projects. My other huge interest is history, specially the Estonian history of last 100 years, so beside nature I’m happy to share some moments of Estonian history as well.
About Capture- Estonia
Capture Estonia is small, independent company offering one day nature tours, bird-watching tours, wildlife safaris and photography workshops in Estonia, which is the hidden gem of European wilderness. Estonia offers you the most creative environment, most in-tact biodiversity and most diverse photo locations for all level of skills and interests.
The experiences you have in Estonian nature will be quite different based on the season, but each season offers something unique and beautiful. It is possible to see lynxes, bears and wolves in Estonia, which is a true rarity in Western Europe. Just under an hour drive from Tallinn, you can see majestic cliffs, spectacular forests, large wetlands and internationally important areas of bird migration. In terms of birdwatching Estonia is TOP destination in EU. The diversity unleashes the photographers creativity, and you will be amazed by the images you will capture with your camera during your visit. The richness of the flora and fauna emerges from our location and climate, giving Estonia a combination of landscapes that are diverse, beautiful, and special. By immersing yourself in nature, you will be able to learn more about our culture as well. This includes not just modern Estonian culture, but also the legacy of our native ancestors and the mix of influences from other cultures, such as Swedish, German, Danish and Russian. Estonians believe that our existence depends on environment we live in, and on the harmony between man and nature is culturally important. By immersing yourself in nature and connecting with a knowledgeable guide, you will gain a better understanding of the country you are visiting and local cultural connections to the environment.
Our location is near Tallinn, but we operate all over Estonia. Our advantage is the compact size of the country, which provides easy access to all locations.