Until The Ice Melts in HEINZ 14

The story about the world’s first under the ice exhibition, Until The Ice Melts, can be read in the German online magazine HEINZ for May 2019. It tells about the exhibition of photographs by Nikon ambassador Viktor Lyagushkin, which was exhibited under the ice of Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea from February 19 to 5 April 2019 on the basis of the Diving Centre and Lodge “Arctic Circle”.

The issue is available in English and German.

Until The Ice Melts in Chiiz Magazine

Two spreads in the Indian magazine Chiiz are dedicated to the world’s first under ice exhibit by Viktor Lyagushkin, Until The Ice Melts, which was held under the White Sea ice at the base of the Arctic Circle Dive Center and Lodge. Lots of details and photos for our English-speaking fans in Asia.

Viktor Lyagushkin: Until The Ice Melts


 World’s first

under ice photo exhibition

February 17, 2019 – April 5, 2019

isle of Big Krestovy, Nilmoguba Bay, White Sea

Admission free

The world’s first exhibition of photographs under the ice is opened to visitors 19th of February 2019 beyond the Arctic Circle in the White Sea. Martians and space ships, Eywa the Wood and alien brain, aquanaut traveling across the sea on balloon – this is how photographer Viktor Lyagushkin showed the underwater world of the White Sea in his photographs. A wide-angle macro shot taken with a fisheye lens is a new photographic technique invented by Viktor. The invention allowed the author to do something that no one had managed before him: to show the tiny inhabitants of the underwater Arctic in their natural environment.

The exhibition “Until The Ice Melts” is part of a large project by Viktor Lyagushkin on documenting the animals of the White Sea.

Viktor Lyagushkin is a world-renowned photographer, winner of countless contests, Nikon Ambassador, National Geographic photographer. For almost 10 years, admirers of Viktor’s talent are surprised with his projects, such as the “Orda Cave. Awareness”, dedicated to the longest gypsum cave in the world, located in the Urals,  “Princess of Whales”, where a naked woman swam under the ice with beluga whales and others.

The world changes before our very eyes, the Arctic ice is melting, the climate is changing, species are disappearing. My goal is to show people this wonderful world under the ice so that humanity understands what we will lose in the near future if we do not turn our attention to this problem.    Viktor Lyagushkin 

The exhibition will last until the beginning of the ice melting.

Divers and freedivers who wish to visit the exhibition  please contact to the Arctic Circle Diving Centre and Lodge: //www.en.pkrug.ru booking@dive.ru  +7 (499) 110-90-80 or +7 (495) 925-77-99

Sponsors and Organizers 

The general sponsor of the exhibition – Nikon,

The organizers of the exhibition – Dive Centre “Arctic Circle”, PHOTOTEAM.PRO

Technical Support:

SUBAL Underwater Housings

Fourth Element

Scubalamp Underwater Photography Equipment 

You are welcome with any questions:
www.en.pkrug.ru
booking@dive.ru
+7 (499)110-90-80
+7 (495)925-77-99

Moscow Dive Show 2019

This year PHOTOTEAM.PRO took part in the Moscow Dive Show 2019 with the exhibition “Under the Ice.”

The pictures presented on it are not the complete exposition, but only a part of the world’s first photographic exhibition under the ice. This is not an exaggeration and not a metaphor – from Moscow the works by Viktor Lyagushkin will go to the Arctic Circle and will be put under the thick ice sheet of the White Sea.

Under the Ice exhibition is part of a large project to document the animals of the White Sea in their natural environment named Fantastic Creatures and Where to Find Them.

On the final day of the Dive Show, Viktor Lagushkin delivered a lecture on the main stage of the event, speaking in detail about the project. “We live at a time when climate change and the melting of the Arctic ice become increasingly threatening phenomena, – says the photographer, – My goal is to draw public attention to these problems, and capture the amazing creatures of the White Sea while they still exist.”

The general sponsor of the Under the Ice exhibition is Nikon, partner – the Dive Centre Arctic Circle.

Walking Beneath the Sea Exhibition on Uglich XII Photoparade (Russia)


Viktor Lyagushkin’s Walking Beneath the Sea exhibition on Uglich XII Photoparade (Russia) had a great success.

From 1st to 5th of August 2018 participants of one of the biggest photographic events in Russia and guests of the town had possibility to visit free exhibition in the hall of Volzhskaya Riviera Hotel and to see the best 25 underwater shots by Viktor.

Permanent Exhibition in the Georgian National Museum

A permanent exhibition dedicated to the biodiversity of the Caucasus was opened at the National Museum of Georgia (Tbilisi) a couple of days ago. The National Geographic (Georgia) Magazine took part in the creation of the exhibition. The visitors will admire dioramas, read and listen to information about the fauna and flora of the Caucasus. Among the most valuable exhibits of the exhibition are stuffed animals, some of which had been made 150 years old. It is sad to realize that already many of these species  are not to be found in the wildlife.

In the National Geographic educational corner which is located in the second hall of the exposition, films are unspooled on two screens. Among them there is a documentary about the expedition into the National Park of Vashlovani. It was an assignment from  National Geographic (Georgia), during which me and Viktor Lyagushkin spent a couple of months collecting material, making pictures and capturing video about this  wonder of nature.