Name: Alexander Gaivoron
Profession: Teacher of Technical Studies
How long have you been doing photography? What style or genre most interests you? About 10 years. Documentary photography and portraits.
Can you give us a short description of your region? Where is it located? What is it famous for?
Kamchatka is special in that this northern region is located on earth that is aboil. Volcanoes surround you. Fast, mountain rivers. Fish industry. And a very active tourist business. The region is close to nature. You will often meet representatives of the animal world while walking around this part of the world.
Even though Kamchatka is a peninsula, its only connection to the mainland is via airplane or boat.
What is something about your region that only locals would know?
According to ancient legend, the ancestor of this land was a raven.
Locals are used to the fact that bears prowl not too far away and have learned to live alongside them.
There are practically speaking no roads on Kamchatka, only directions... Along the coast, toward the glaciers, to the volcanoes. If you did not see bears and did not bathe in the Pacific Ocean, you were not on Kamchatka.
Which places or sites are a must for someone to see if they visit your region?
Volcanoes, rivers, hot springs, the Valley of the Geisers
Your Website: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gaivoron/
Your Instagram: @gav_photo
Photo credit: Alexander Gaivoron / @gav_photo
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