We have asked Vadim Balakin master photographer to select the ten best Russian landscape photographers and their wonderful pictures to introduce you the great talents of Russia.

There are many different genres or types of photography such as Fashion, Lifestyle, Architecture, Portrait, Sports, News and more. Another big category is Landscape photography. It represents natural scenery and focuses on the wonders of nature. It has a purpose, tells a story, entertains the viewer and shows us unique perspectives. Looking at a great photo we are reminded just how wonderful our world is and encourages us to keep our eyes open and be more aware of our environment.

You can read more about the artists in the comments and follow their work online. The photos will show you the fragility and power of nature through breath taking views, mountains, seascapes and forests.

To learn more about Vadim and his work check out his website www.VadimBalakin.com or read our previous article here.

1. Daniil Korszhonov (Daniel Kordan)

Daniel has been fascinated by the possibilities of photography since his early childhood growing up in the lake region under Moscow called Shatura. Being an optics physicist by education, he gained experience in mountain climbing and hiking, guiding tourist groups in winter and in summer in the Russian mountains. Today Daniel is a well known guide of photo-workshops all over the world and the chief editor of Continent Expedition magazine. Daniel has got several awards in photography: Golden Turtle’ 13 Nature nomination winner, National Geographic Russia contest 2013 finalist, Best of Russia 2013 winner, Best Photographer 2013 finalist and many others.

Portfolio: http://danielkordan.com

TOP 10 Russian Landscape Photographers

Midnight sun, Norway

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TOP 10 Russian Landscape Photographers

Lake Baikal, Russia

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Tuscany, Italy

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2. Sergey Anisimov

Sergey is based in Salekhard, Yamal region, Russia. Radio engeneer of civil aviation by education, he dedicated his life to photographing Arctic regions: Yamal, Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen, Vrangel Island, Canada and many other locations. He is the founder of Arctic Global Awards photocontest. (http://arcticawards.ru)

Portfolio: www.anisimov-photo.com

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Northern Summer Breath

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Welcome Helicopter

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Greenland Icebergs

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3. Michael Vershinin

Michael is based in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. The true lover and the poet of the beautiful and breathtaking Sibirean landscapes. Being young he was addicted to the mountaneering for 15 years and has a degree of sport master.

Portfolio: www.vershinin.pro

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Sheregesh Watercolor, Siberia, Russia

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TOP 10 Russian Landscape Photographers

Blue Taiga, Krasnoyarsk Stolby, Siberia, Russia

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Stone Mushrooms of Chulyshman, Altay, Russia

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4. Dmitry Arkhipov

Dmitry is based in Moscow, a physicist by education, worked for Space Research Institute, today he is a well known photoghrapher and traveller all around the world. He has been to more than 100 countries.

Portfolio: http://www.darkhipov.ru

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Big Island, Hawaii, USA

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Patagonia, Argentina

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Guilin, China

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5. Ivan Dementievskiy

Based in Moscow, Ivan was born in Kathmandu, Nepal. His love to this place is totally understandable. Besides Nepal and Mustang region, Ivan likes to travel to Karelia, Kamchatka and Caucasus. Ivan has his own company, organizing photo workshops around the world.

Portfolio: http://dementievskiy.com

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Kluchevskoy Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

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Northern Karelia, Russia

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Himalaya

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6. Alexander Ermolitskiy

Alexander is based in Moscow, a professional programmer by education, born in Mogilev, Belarus. He made his first steps in photography in 2007, when he has bought his first camera Nikon D80. Alexander’s enthusiasm about city landscape had been gradually replaced by the passion for mountain landscape photography. This happened in 2008 at the Altay, during the first meeting with real snow-covered peaks. These mountains settled in his heart, and now every year he is drawn back to high mountain peaks and pristine glacial lakes. After many years of living in city and once visited mountains, Alexander thinks it seems there is nothing better than contemplation of sunrise on the shore of mountain lake, not another soul for many miles. Since 2011 he organizes his own photo tours to remote wild places in Russia.

Portfolio: www.aermolitsky.com

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Russia, Altay Republic, Katunsky range, Valley of Seven Lakes

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Russia, Krasnoyarsky Krai, National Park Ergaki, Hudozhnikov lake

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Russia, Irkutsk oblast, Baykal lake

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7. Dmitry Moiseenko

Dmitry is based in Moscow, born in Kaliningrad, one of the members of the famous photo-team AirPano (http://www.airpano.com), biochemist and international lawyer by education, several years worked as a TV-journalist with the show about travelling. Now he travels around the world (over 60 countries) with the AirPano team shooting the most incredible and overwhelming places on the Earth.

Portfolio: dmphoto.ru

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Dragon waterfall, Venezuela

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Pokrova na Nerli Church, Russia

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Moeraki, New Zealand

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8. Sergey Semenov

Based in Moscow, Sergey is also the member of the famous photo-team AirPano (http://www.airpano.com). His first conscious acquaintance with photography happened in 2003 when a 1.3 Mp digital simple hand-held camera appeared in his hands. He was highly impressed by the ability to view the results on the screen. After that he became a fan of photography and gave it all his free time. Although Sergey has graduated the University with the honor degree in the sphere of International Economy and was even working at that sphere for 7 years, thanks to the economic crisis he has sharply changed everything: office for home and travels, suit for fleece jacket, leather case for photobag, notebook for computer with two enormous screens, Excel and SAP for Photoshop. Inexpressible romantics and beauty of the secluded corners of Northern America national parks, Patagonia’s mountains, glacier lagoons of Iceland, sand of the Sahara, jungles of Brazil as well as attractiveness and energy of big cities are the sources of Sergey’s inspiration. The desire to share his impressions with those who can’t travel due to different circumstances led him to the project AirPano. The sense of the project itself is to show the people the most beautiful places of our planet in the manner that nobody has ever seen them before: from the bird’s-eye view with unlimited freedom of vision and movement.

Portfolio: www.sergesemenov.com

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Laguna Colorada, Bolivia

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Iceland

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Reine, Lofoten, Norway

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9. Michael Trakhtenberg

Michael is based in Chelyabinsk, South Urals, Russia. Engineer by education and occupation, Michael finds the time to show the beauty of his home South Urals’ landscapes to the world.

Portfolio: t-berg.livejournal.com

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Two Autumns

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Underwater Sky

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Autumn

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10. Denis Budkov

Denis is based in Termalny, Kamchatka, Russia. All of his life he lives and makes photographs of Kamchatka. One of the winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year and National Geographic Russia.

Portfolio: ratbud.livejournal.com

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Giants Valley, Kamchatka, Russia

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Ice Caves, Kamchatka, Russia

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Reflection of Tobachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

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