Best of Russia 2015: Splendid nature to fall in love with

A Steller sea lion posing for the camera.

A Steller sea lion posing for the camera.

Denis Degtyarev
The selected best photographs of Russia.
Ruskeala Mountain Park and tourist center, Karelia.
White silence, North Urals.
A sleeping deer in a national reserve.
Polar lights in Murmansk, Northern Russia.
White Bengal tiger cub playing with his mother in an open-air cage in Novosibirsk Zoo.
Volcanic lava cooling down in the cracks of the ground at the Tolbachik volcano complex, Kamchatka Peninsula.
Male European bee-eater trying to get the attention of his chosen one.
ANATOLYI LAPTEVThe ideal beginning to a trip, Teberdinsky Nature Reserve, the Caucasus.
Karymsky, an active volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula.
A bongo antelope, one of the largest African forest antelope species, in the Moscow Zoo.
Under the dome of the rainbow.