Denis Budkov

I was born and I live in the most amazing place of my Motherland — in Kamchatka. Love for nature and a desire to show all its beauty built up my motivation to study the basics of photography and develop my skills in practice. All my photos are dedicated to the unique nature of Kamchatka. This is an amazing land where you can climb a volcano and feel the breath of the Earth, raft mountain rivers to the Pacific Ocean and be the first in Russia to watch the dawn. See how a brown bear catches salmon that is migrating to the spawning area, and then you and the bear can enjoy eating some juicy berries in one and the same field. Moreover, you have a chance in a 20-degree Centigtade frost to plunge into the embrace of a hot-water river.

More than once I was a prize-winner and finalist of various photo contests, such as: BBC Wildlife photographer of the year, GDT Wildlife photographer of the year, Montphoto, HIPA, NanGeo Россия Wild Nature of Russia, Golden Turtle, Best of Russia, RGO The Most Beautiful Country.