I’m marine biologist specialising in invertebrate animals and underwater photographer with 8 years of experience. Currently I am working as the head of the divers’ team at Moscow State University’s White sea biological station, organising and managing all sorts of underwater work. Me and my team are used to diving in unfavourable and often harsh conditions, successfully conducting complex research projects. 

My own goal is to study underwater life through the lenses and to boost the interest to marine biology among the people, sharing all my finding in social media and in real life through public lectures, exhibitions and media events. I have a great chance to see beauty in the darkness underwater, and this led me to multiple collaborations with the National Geographic, Discovery Channel, the BBC, Nature, Smithsonian and many more as well as with scientific community.

I love what I do and I love the Sea.


Now I’m leading «Aquatilis» project. Aquatilis represents a new kind of expedition, one which perfectly blends art and science, and one which involves both citizens and the top minds in the scientific community. It’s preparing to launch in late 2016 by an international team of divers, scientists, sailors and videographers on a proposed three-year-long, 35,000-nautical-mile ocean trek to find new species and photograph sea creatures as never before.

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This is Clione limacina or Sea angel - tiny pteropod mollusk, beautiful swimmer, perfect hunter and one of the most amazing creatures I ever met in the World Ocean. I visited many seas and dived in locations people usually can’t reach. I’m really happy that I can not only see all this hidden beauty in the depths, but share it with you. Check the gallery – I bet you will find some of the most interesting, strange and awesome sea critters. 

You always can buy prints here artflakes.com or digital copies directly from me and print it by yourself. I also give talk and lectures in schools and universities all around the world, so if you want to have one – drop me a line. I’m open to any kind of collaboration.


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