Funny inhabitants of the Komandorsky Reserve, Baikal sunsets, the eclecticism of Petersburg roofs and amazing landscapes of the winter Yamal. Residents and guests of Moscow will be able to get acquainted with these and other interesting photographs in the square on Nikitsky Boulevard. An exhibition of the Russian Geographical Society "The Most Beautiful Country" has opened there.
The exposition included 31 works. These are pictures of the finalists and winners of the Vth annual photo contest of the RGS "The Most Beautiful Country". One of them is made in Khibiny. Its author, Valentin Zhiganov, managed to make a photo of the unusual aurora borealis, whose bizarre curl spread over the snowy mountain slopes. Another photo shows a brown bear. The Red Book predator is a guard on the east coast of Sakhalin Island. Volunteers built for him a kind of checkpoint, a sign on which reads: "Beware, the bear is working!" And in the lens of Vladimir Palchik is an unusual look at the architecture of the Northern capital from a seemingly familiar perspective. From the colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the photographer got a view of the multi-colored Petersburg roofs, which contrast brightly against the background of gloomy brick buildings.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to get acquainted with the traditions of the indigenous peoples of Russia, see rare animals, explore mysterious caves and the depths of the sea. The geography of the contest covers Chukotka, Crimea, the Kamchatka Territory, the Lipetsk Region and other regions of Russia. Photographers did a great job: for the sake of photos, they sank to the seabed, rose into the sky, made their way to hard-to-reach places and traveled through protected areas.
The exhibition runs until February 14th.
The photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" is a large-scale media project dedicated to the preservation of wildlife of Russia and the promotion of careful attitude to the environment. It was held for the first time in 2015. About 440 thousand pictures were uploaded to the site of the project: photo.rgo.ru during four years of existence of the contest. The main condition is that the photo should be taken in Russia. Exhibitions of works by participants in the photo contest are regularly held in Russia and abroad.
Acceptance of work for the VI photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" began on October 14. Acceptance of works will last until February 16, 2020.