We’ve shot auroras in Khibiny mountains three sequentially nights in September. At first time I jumped out from my tent after loud cry of my friend Alexander: “Nothern lights!!!”. For some time I looked around at a loss because auroras’ glow were very low this night. But in third night I allowed myself to finish shooting even before auroras gone from the sky, just after the brightest part of glowing. “Auroras? How provoking! Give me some time to sleep!” – we joked. How easily we took to changes!
Russia, Kola Peninsula, Khibiny Mountains
Magnetic gold, white and red colors of early autumn tundra. This beatiful valley of Khibiny mountains is located on the north of Russia above the polar circle. September is the most scenic time of the year. The time when solid green carpet suddenly become full of details, colors and textures. I’ve been there three times and I’ll defenitly return to Khibiny at least one more time.
Russia, Kola Peninsula, Khibiny Mountains, Malaya Belaya (Small White) River Valley
At first glance Polygonal lakes in Khibiny mountains are very prosaic: small, shallow, with swampy shore. At daytime their surface is usually crisped from the wind. But in calm morning or serene evening when nature is settled down the magic instantly happens. Beautiful reflections on water smooth cast a spell over. And only small prominent from water stones, covered by moss and lichen, remind you where is real sky and where is land.
Russia, Kola Peninsula, Khibiny Mountains, Polygonal Lakes
One of my Nepal images has been selected to Moodboard Agency gallery on Corbis. Such selections usually represent current trends in stock photography. And this fact is very good sign for me.
October 2010, Namche Bazar Area, Sagarmatha National Park, Himalayas, Nepal.
October 2009, Otlu-Kaya Mountain, Koktebel Area, Crimea, Ukraine.