Interview: Roie Galitz on shooting stunning bear shots in Russia

Roie Galitz
At the shore. Nikon D850, 14-24mm f/2.8, 1/640 sec, f/14, ISO250 (Image credit: Roie Galitz)

Kamchatka, in the Russian far east, is a land of pure and wild nature. In the south of the peninsula is Lake Kuril, the largest sockeye salmon spawning site in Eurasia. Thanks to that fact, many brown bears come and feast on countless fish to gain weight before their winter hibernation. 

In recent years I’ve been guiding photography workshops here every August. Last year, I spent 20 days at Lake Kuril, taking the shots you see. Of course there are new and different challenges every year. In 2018 the challenge was there were few salmon due to climate change and overfishing.

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