The Darwin Museum is hosting the exhibition “Pristine Russia. Selected Works", continuing the program of the festival "Meet the Reserves!" The festival is intended to demonstrate the amazing beauty of Russian nature to the general public, as well as draw attention to the problems of nature reserves and national parks, ecotourism and volunteerism.
“The South Kamchatka Wildlife Reserve is home to the largest protected population of bears in the world. Where else, if not by the Kuril Lake, can you observe their life and behavior in their natural habitat from a close but safe distance?"
As theirs is a dense population, they communicate a lot with each other. It is to this part of their life that the photographer draws the viewers' attention.
Andrey Shpatak presents a very interesting project. He debunks the myth that you need to go to the Red Sea or the Great Barrier Reef for undersea beauty. Andrey takes pictures in the Sea of Japan, and looking at them, nobody can ever doubt about its abundance and beauty.
The exhibition precedes the VIII All-Russian Nature Festival "Pristine Russia", which will be held in Moscow from January 29 to March 14, 2021. The Europe's largest nature and photography festival will traditionally run in one of the best exhibition spaces of Moscow - in the western wing of the New Tretyakov Gallery in the halls of the Union of Artists of Russia located at the address 10, Krymsky Val Street, Moscow. The Festival "Pristine Russia" is the largest project of its kind in Russia and one of the largest in the world. In 2021, the focus will be on a new educational and discussion project dedicated to eco-tourism.
Author: Vera Ivanova