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.
To eat or not to eat?
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.
The 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.
Geology students from Moscow State University come here annually for practical training. Students and professors have been coming to this tree to look out at the stars and greet the sunrise for dozens of years already. Unfortunately, this year the tree started drying out; this will probably be its final season.
Under the dome of the rainbow. \ For more photos visit  Best of Russia website.
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