10 unique PHOTOS of wild nature in Russia

Rare animals and stunning views of Russia’s most beautiful and inaccessible places by top photographers.

Every year, nature photographers from across the country take part in the Primordial Russia Nature Festival. They present rare images of UNESCO-protected natural monuments in Russia, plus unique photos of IUCN red-listed animals in their natural habitat.

Here are the best photos of 2020. 

1. Snowy owl returns to her nest after an unsuccessful hunt, Wrangel Island

2. Bear in the Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka

3. Start of the reindeer migration to the Putorana Plateau

4. Lower Gate on the Shchugor River

5. Trans-Ural pelicans

6. Singing cliffs: the Sinsk Pillars in Yakutia

7. Blue River in Yakutia, left tributary of the Lena. Sinsk Pillars natural monument

8. “Where the Dragon sleeps” — Kamchatka. River of incandescent lava from the eruption of Tolbachik Volcano

9. Crystal shores

10. Baikal seal 

The exhibition Primordial Russia runs at the ROSPHOTO State Museum and Exhibition Center in St Petersburg from Nov. 9 to Dec. 6, 2020.

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