Yakutia - the land of long sunsets

PhotographerKirill Uyutnov
PrizeGold in Природа / Nature / Sunset
Entry Description

Yakutia is the largest and most poorly studied region of Russia. The nature's beauty of these places captivated me many years ago, and now I ready again to spend a lot of time and strength to get to these amazing places. There are a lot of cold and a few people, but there's nothing like wild untouched nature. So I want to go back to these places again and again to take a picture and show at least a piece of what I can see there. Dark clouds and mossy stones, clean river and a cold wind, frosty winters and colorful autumn - this is only a small part of what can show Yakutia.

About Photographer

Kirill Uyutnov was born and bred in Moscow. He graduated from The Geological Prospecting University, and is now engaged in the exploration of gold deposits. Photography, like Hiking, became a major interest during his school years, but specific landscape-shooting came to captivate him at a later stage – whilst doing field work. Subsequently, in order to better connect with nature and better feel nature around him, he went on a few long missions, which lasted for months. On those lengthy missions, he dedicated all his spare time to the contemplation of natural forms, leading him to embrace thoughtfulness and mindfulness in photographing the natural beauty of the surrounding world. Kirill Uyutnov took a wide range of pictures stretching from the Arctic to the equator; but he fell in love with the sublime nature of the Russian North. So, over the past five years, with a camera in his hands, he visited Yakutia, Kolyma, Chukotka, the Urals and Caucasus mountains, the Putorana plateau and lake Baikal, Kamchatka and the Kola Peninsula, Yamal, the Taimyr Peninsula and the Laptev Sea.