Russia’s Secret Forest
Russia has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. National Geographic kindly captured some of the most interesting forests in Russia so that we can share them with you.  They are both stunning and epic. We had the chance to see some of the forests on day trips out from the city and it was some of the most memorable scenery we’ve seen.

Kamchatka – Wild Russia
Kamchatka, in Russia’s Far East, is a land cloaked in secrecy. The Soviets banned travel to this region for military reasons but even today, only the adventurous venture this way.  Our friend Vlad is very adventurous and took us on a nature trip into the area on our last trip. We almost got eaten by bears twice.

From high snowy peaks to baking deserts, the Caucasus is much more than a simple mountain range. These are some badass killer snakes, dung beetles, hedgehogs, and grasshoppers!  More info on the Caucasus

The Russian Arctic
The largest part of the Artic Circle belongs to Russia.  Russian’s artic stretches over 6000 kilometers.  In March, the ice begins to break up and thousands of harp seals begin to give birth.  Mother seals fish and bring food for their offspring, who are relaxing on the ice. Seeing it is enough to soften the hardest heart.