Photographer Denis Budkov lives in one of the remote and beautiful Russian regions of Kamchatka. Here, on the edge of the earth, you can climb a volcano, walk along the Pacific ocean and be the first in the country to greet the sunset.
His lenses often document wild animals that think they’re alone.
Have you ever seen how a mother bear teaches her cubs how to fish?
Or a “foxy” yawn?
Animals also have dreams! What do you think this redhead is plotting?
Now that’s a good catch!
“That’s MY fish!” “No, it’s MINE!”
“Ufff, these tourists. They only come to look at the volcano, but it’s me who’s the main sight here!”
Seems like it’s the first winter for this eagle – and he looks so “impressed” with aaaaall this wet, cold, white cover!
Besides the animals, Denis also captures the many snowy hills, icy grottoes, as well as rare natural wonders. “It’s the third time in 7 years that we’re lucky enough to see this beautiful sight. The rays of the sun, breaking through the thin vault of a snow cave, create an amazingly beautiful phenomenon.”
Denis is recognized as one of the world’s best photographers by numerous national and global contests, such as BBC’s Wildlife photographer of the year, GDT’s Wildlife photographer of the year, Montphoto, HIPA, Best of Russia, and more. He also organizes photo tours across Kamchatka to give people the opportunity to see this picturesque land with their own eyes.
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