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Visual diary of a river captured by a nature photographer | Gora, Russia

Snow-covered, cloudy, gleaming and mysterious. A Russian photographer observed the Iskona river from May to December and explored all of its qualities during such time. Poetry on photos.

Ilya Batrakov first saw the Iskona River as a child. The Moscow-born boy felt at home in this land immediately – as a grown-up, he also discovered its eternal beauty through his camera.

For Batrakov, this is a view of quintessential Russia. Russian rural people have a determining, sacral relationship with rivers, the photographer claims. 

“It’s hard to explain, but for some reason, this landscape and its ubiquity serves as a certain tower of strength in my darkest hours” – he shares.

Source: The Calvert Journal

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