Volcano’s Gift

A new story with expressive Viktor Lyagushkin’s photographs in Popular Mechanics (Russia) Magazine dedicated to the deepest mine of our continent which depth exeeds 1700m.

It is located in the town of Guy, Orenburg, Russia.

For me as a journalist who writes about nature and ecology, it was sad a little to understand how insatiable a mankind is in mastering and consuming the world, but I confess that it was incredibly interesting to work under ground: to see with my own eyes how the mine works. It turns to be a gigantic and complex colossus, where each process is inextricably linked to the previous one. I admired the scale and genius of human thought, who invented it all.

Let Everyone Saves One Tree! – National Geographic (Georgia)

Let Everyone Saves One Tree! – is the main message of my article about Colchis boxwood, published in the November 2018 issue of National Geographic (Georgia) Magazine.

Boxwood is a special plant for Georgia. In just a few years, the Colchis boxwood almost completely disappeared from the wildlife of the Caucasus, eaten by an invasive insect – a boxwood moth brought from the Far East.

The article describes what kind of plant it is, and what is its main enemy, what are the ways to save boxwood, and what has already been done.

Photography by Viktor Lyagushkin.

Many thanks to everyone who helped in the photoshooting and writing of the article.

25 Amazing Photos of Life Underwater – National Geographic Editor Choice

Editors of National Geographic Your Shot picked 25 Amazing Photos of Life Underwater from dozens of millions pictures sent by participants of this popular contest.

Editor’s selection included two photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin: Orda Cave underwater landscape andWhite Sea under ice.

Congrats, Viktor! Good job!

 

Ethereal Creatures Living Under Arctic Ice

See the Amazing, Ethereal Creatures Living Under Arctic Ice is the title of a story which is now live on National Geographic site. It features Viktor Lyagushkin’s photos and text includes my answers and captions.

Viktor is proud to have his work being so highly estimated and I am happy that my captions have been preserved almost in its original form, with only minor editing.

Thank you, Sarah Stocke, for good questions and thoughtful work!

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/white-sea-arctic-underwater-marine-life/

Two Worlds Photo is a Winner of National Geographic Your Shot

Our recent photos from the White Sea march across the planet. In the spring of 2018 in the Touristic Center Polar Circle. Photographer is Viktor Lyagushkin, of course. And my contribution was to obediently hang under the ice hole.

July 20, 2018, this photo was chosen as a winner of Your Shot Daily Dozen by National Geographic, and three days later in the Instagram it has 40 000 likes!

Discovery with almost a million followers immediately re-posted this photo … I’m afraid to imagine what will happen next.

Viktor is a Trierenberg Super Circuit 2018 Winner!

We just received by mail a beautiful catalog with colour photographs. There are winners of one of the most stylish and respected world contests Trierenberg Super Circuit 2018. Viktor Lyagushkin won it again, having received a gold medal in the category “TRUST AND SECURITY” with a photo “Aspiration for light.”