Asian Diver #130, 1/2014

Mysteries of the White sea on pages of my favorite magazine – Asian Diver #130, 1/2014. Alien water scapes, secrets of nature we had met underwater in the piece by Bogdana Vashchenko White Sea Watch.

Stunning photography by Viktor Lyagushkin


The World’s First Ever Under Ice Spherical Panorama

Beneath the ice of White SeaThe World’s First Ever Under Ice Spherical Panorama had been created by beneath the ice of the White sea.

In Norse mythology, the White Sea is known as the Bay of Serpents. The climate there is so severe that there are no snakes at all, it is called so because of the curved shoreline. The White Sea is an inland sea in the north of the European part of Russia belonging to the Arctic Ocean.

Modern name of the sea is White, because it is covered with the ice and snow shield during the bigger part of the year; it is the only sea found frozen in the Europe. Water salinity is very high: about 26 ppt (parts per thousand), so it freezes at the water temperature of -2C. Continue reading

Whale Petrovich in NG Nordic

White Whale PetrovichThe amazing photo of white whale Petrovich by our photographer Viktor Lyagushkin, which won the Best Edit Award from National Geographic Headquarters, was so attractive, that it turned attention of another National Geographic regional magazine – Nordic.

Please meet Whale Petrovich in NG Nordic!