Best of Russia 2014: The Beauty of Nature

Bashkiria

Bashkiria

VITALY VORONIN
"Best of Russia" is a photo project, unprecedented in scale, the project's goal is to authentically capture a year in the life of Russia in the most vivid and creative photographs
Pacification. National park “Onezh Seaboard”.
Thunderbolt. Lighting above a lake in Yekaterinburg.
Fire in a forest in the Tver region.
The ghost village of Gamsutl is an abandoned ancient Avar settlement in Dagestan, North Caucasus. The village, which is carved in rock atop a 4600-feet high mountain, is barely noticeable these days.
Lake Baikal in March.
 The long-tailed rosefinch, a non-migratory bird common to Siberia and the Urals.
The birth of a white bear for the first time in 42 years is an important event in the life of Novosibirsk. The whole city was involved in the naming process, eventually opting to call him Shilka. Novosibirsk Oblast.
Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, at sunrise.
A road leading in the vast expanses of Bashkiria.
Cape Stolbchaty in the Kuril Islands. The natural columns resemble an amphitheater.
The owlets in Volgograd Oblast.
Houseleek pattern. Moscow region.
The stoats in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic.
Tolbatchik volcano’s final blow. This volcanic eruption ended one year ago, but lava can still be seen. Kamchatka.
The water color of May in Ivanovo Oblast.