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In the north-eastern Chukotka region of Russia’s Arctic, one photographer finds the animals living there and captures them with his camera on his breaks from mining.

Posted by Kislov Ivan on Friday, May 11, 2018

The environment is bleak, and sparsely populated with ethnic Russians, Chukchis, and other indigenous peoples.

Лисенок.Чукотка.2014г.

Posted by Kislov Ivan on Saturday, September 23, 2017

There are virtually no roads and people here survive mostly by hunting reindeer.

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But wildlife thrives and Ivan Kislov has no problems finding it for his fantastic photos.

Posted by Kislov Ivan on Monday, September 18, 2017

Kislov lives in the north-eastern port city of Magadan and works as a mining engineer in Chukotka.

Posted by Kislov Ivan on Monday, September 18, 2017

 

He told Bored Panda that he likes to take “relaxation from routine,” go on “hikes to inaccessible places, raftings,” and walking to “observe the wildlife.” 

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He enjoys these activities on his breaks during long shifts at the mines.

Mining for oil, natural gas, coal, gold and tungsten is a major part of the economy here.

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He often finds bear, deer and wolves, but it’s the foxes who let their natural curiosity keep them from retreating.

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Kislov says they will let him get close-in so he can shoot with wide-angle and telephoto lenses for amazing shots.

Всем огромное спасибо за поздравления!!! Очень приятно.Снежный лис.Чукотка.Ноябрь 2014г.

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His photos show all the playfulness and beauty of these animals against the stark environment of the Russian Arctic.

What an absolutely wonderful hobby? But we want to know what you think! Would you get so close to take these beautiful pics?

Let us know in the comments!


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