“Snow-Covered Monastery”. The Khutyn Monastery of
Saviour's Transfiguration and of St. Varlaam, on the right
bank of the Volkhov River near Novgorod.
Since 2003, photographer Sergey Fomin has been shooting Russia’s most
attractive natural, historical, and architectural objects from different
aircrafts. This passion project has taken him to over 30 regions of Russia and
had its share of dangers, including one incident in a balloon that landed in a
swamp “with a great acceleration”, says Fomin. By a miracle, his lenses
survived. Fomin says his work never loses its allure: “It doesn’t matter what I
managed to photograph on that day – a strict geometric pattern of the St. Peter
and St. Paul Fortress, goose flock spilled over the Ob river, or the lake in the
crater of the volcano in Kamchatka – while landing on the ground I catch
myself on the same thought: “How beautiful the flight was!”
“An Explosive Scene”. The
Volcano in Kamchatka.
Russia From Above: “By the
River”. Lena Pillars National
Park, located on the Sinyaya
river in the Yakutia (Sakha)
“These Hills are Alive”. In the
Magadan Region of far east
“Ice, Ice Baby”. Ice fishing in Tatarstan Republic.
“Delta Queen”. Along the Delta of the Volga River in the Astrakhan region.
“A Russian Sunrise”. Day breaks
near Suzdal, in Vladimir Oblast.
“The Red Fortress”. An aerial look at the Kremlin in Moscow.
“A Crowded Sochi Beach”. Looking down at
the Adler resort on the Black Sea coast,
located at the mouth of the Mzymta River.
Russia From Above: “Lake Effect”. A
view of a salt lake in Volgograd Oblast,
Russia, near the border of Kazakhstan.
“A Siberian Plateau”. The Putorana Plateau, on
the Taymyr Peninsula in northern Siberia.
“The Other Fortress”. The
Kazan Kremlin, in the Republic
“Crater Lake”. Acid lake in the
crater of Malyi Semyachik Volcano
“Brown Bear, What Do
You See?” A Brown Bear
swimming in Kamchatka.
“Under a Cover of Clouds”. The
hills of Taiga in the Beryozovsky
district of the Khanty-Mansi