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I’m marine biologist, explorer and underwater photographer, head of the divers’ team at Moscow State University’s White sea biological station. My team and I are used to diving in unfavourable and often harsh conditions where we successfully conduct complex research projects. My own goal is to study underwater life through camera lenses and to boost people’s interest in marine biology, sharing all my finding on social media and in real life through public lectures, exhibitions and media events. I have the amazing opportunity 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. I'm also working with the museums and scientists from all over the world.


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This is a Clione limacina, or Sea angel - tiny pteropod mollusk, beautiful swimmer, perfect hunter and one of the most beautiful creatures I ever met in the World ocean. And it ‘s just one of the countless species inhabiting the world we didn’t even explore. To date, we have studied less than eight percent of the ocean. I want to show you some creatures I was fortunate to meet under the water and tell a little story about every kind of animal. Check the gallery – I bet you will find some of the most interesting, strange and awesome sea beasts there.

( Galleries are not complete, but I promise to finish them soon!) 

You can always buy prints on Fine Art America or digital copies directly from me and print them yourself. I also give lectures about the underwater world in schools and universities around the world, so if you want to listen to interesting stories or impress your curious kids – drop me a line. I’m open to any kind of collaboration.


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Special thanks to the industry leaders who help us and support me and my team. Best monitors, best underwater housings, best cameras and best drysuits. I'm proud to work together.


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