I’m marine biologist, explorer and underwater photographer, head of the divers’ team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station. My team and I are used to diving in unfavourable and often harsh conditions where we successfully conduct complex research projects. My own goal is to study underwater life through camera lenses and to boost people’s interest in marine biology, sharing all my finding on social media and in real life through public lectures, exhibitions and media events. I have the amazing opportunity to see beauty in the darkness underwater, and this led me to multiple collaborations with the National Geographic, Discovery Channel, the BBC, Nature, Smithsonian and many more.
I’m also leading Aquatilis Expedition. It represents a new kind of research, one which perfectly blends art and science, and one which involves both regular people and the top minds in the scientific community. We’re preparing to launch in late 2016 as an international team of divers, scientists and videographers on a proposed three-year-long, 35,000-nautical-mile ocean trek to find new species and photograph sea creatures as never before.BACK TO PHOTO