Rurik Chemyakin, At 70 degrees North

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This book is a rarity among Russian zoological literature. More often than not similar publications have either lots of photos and too little text, or vice versa. Here the text to photos ratio is well-balanced, with each one of several hundred photos supplied with extended comments. It is obvious that the author wants to say a lot about the heroes of his photography. This is not surprising given that many of then have been, for a long time, subjects to his scientific research and observations.

Having graduated the Biology Faculty of the Urals State University Rurik Chemyakin has worked, for nearly 40 years, at the one of the oldest and best-known nature reserves of Russia – the Kandalaksha Nature Reserve located on the White and Barents sea islands. That’s the origin of scientifically perfect book, with biological exactness of the text combined with its lyrical style.

The photo album was published by the Kola Center of Wild Nature Conservation, with participation of the Kandalaksha Nature Reserve, Administration of the Kandalaksha District etc.

Those wishing to buy the photo album please call (815-33) 55842 or drop by the Vsaykaya Vsyachina souvenir store at ulitsa Naberezhnaya 119. (But they only have the Russian version!)

Or, if you are out-of-town, the English version of the book can be ordered by mail through us by writing to manfriday@yandex.ru, for 1000 roubles ($30), plus shipment.

The author, Rurik Grogoryavich Chemyakin, can be contacted at rchem@mail.ru.

Fragments of the book:

Island Large Iynov, Barents Sea

“Magic winter is coming”

 

This magician has a variable character but it tends to be gentle towards the Kola region thanks to softening influence of the Murman stream, the grand-daughter of the famous Golfstream, even though frosts down to about -30C or under happen, that’s rare. It tends to be warmer in the north of the peninsula than in the south.

Kandalaksha Bay, White Sea

In the west, warmer part of the Barents sea some birds stay over the winter. Further, species that come from the east end of the country are added.

Forests in the south of the region are rather empty. Sometimes one can go for hours without meeting any bird or animal. Most commonly observed are squirrels, grouses, redpolls, chickadees, and bullfinches, not to mention the ubiquitous crows and magpies. And, of course, one can see subtle tracks of voles.

See part of the Enlish version come here >>

Those wishing to buy the photo album please call (815-33) 55842 or drop by the Vsaykaya Vsyachina souvenir store at ulitsa Naberezhnaya 119. (But they only have the Russian version!)

Or, if you are out-of-town, the book (the English version of it) can be ordered by mail through us by writing to manfriday@yandex.ru, for 1000 roubles ($30), plus shipment.

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