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!
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.
Dear friends, we are happy to be back from our White Sea 2018 expedition. We spend behind the Arctic Circle 4 weeks, from the middle of the March to the middle of April, did 75 dives under the ice, feasted our eyes on aurora borealis and take hundreds of gigabytes of amazing photographs. Now it is time to look through them, to select the best of the best.
Here in Moscow the spring is in full power, and only photos may help us to travel down memory line and bring to mind an old joke: “There are two states of water: warm and solid”. Here is the proof – Bogdana SnowKitty and Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer Viktor Lyagushkin did dive into solid water. 🙂
“Coming this January 2017, we bring you the most inspiring images from some of the industry’s greatest photographers.” – the Editors say. And we are proud to be part of this wonderful edition with Baikal and White Sea images by Viktor Lyagushkin under the magazine cover with outstanding image by Paul Nicklen.
“Museum of one picture” is an exhibition which has started in the framework of the Festival of Contemporary Photography at Moscow Exhibition Center, pavilion №59 “Grain”. The exhibition is represented by the only one photograph: the work by Viktor Lyagushkin “We are of one blood.”
This is a picture from the project “Princess of Whales”, on which the two-time champion and world record holder Natalie Avseenko swims with beluga whales under the ice of the White Sea.
On our photo to this post Natalie stands herself beside this remarkable photograph.
We were very touched to find on Twitter a poem inspired by one of Viktor’s photographs with Natalie Avseenko posing under the ice of the White sea. It’s amazing how accurate the author Shay Lee (@shayoflee) feels the spirit of the picture and we are so glad that our work inspires others. Thank you, Shay Lee!