I’m marine biologist, specialising in invertebrate animals. Currently, I’m the Head of the Divers’ team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station where I organise and manage all sorts of underwater work. My team and I are used to diving in unfavourable and often harsh conditions, successfully conducting complex research projects. I’m a professional underwater photographer with 9 years of experience. My key specialism is scientific macrophotography in natural environments. This practice makes it possible to observe animals that cannot be properly studied under laboratory conditions, such as soft-bodied planktonic organisms or stationary life forms living on the sea floor. My personal goal is to study underwater life through camera lenses and to boost people’s interest in marine biology. I do this by sharing all my finding through social media and in real life through public lectures, movies, exhibitions and media events.
I have a unique opportunity to see beauty in the darkness underwater, which led me to multiple collaborations, namely with National Geographic, BBC, Nature Magazine, Science Magazine, The Smithsonian Institution and many more, including the scientific community all around the world.
I love what I do and I love the Sea.