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Stoyan Vassev

Matveev Island Walruses
Location: Paris, France
Nationality: Russian
Biography: Since 2009 I have been working as an independent photographer focused on daily life issues,  portrait photography and reportage. I was born and raised in Sofia Bulgaria 1986. At the age of 15 I moved to Moscow Russia and I became a member of... read on
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Matveev Island Walruses
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Updated Jan 2022
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A small piece of land in the southeast of the Barents Sea, deserted in the late 1980s, has long been chosen by Atlantic walruses. Clumsy on land and graceful in the water, they are sensitive to any change in the purity of the marine ecosystem. Keeping track of their population and lifestyle is the main task of monitoring. Long-term observations in the area of the Gazpromneft Prirazlomnaya platform in the Barents Sea show that the number of these amazing animals, listed in the Red Book of Russia, is preserved.

Matveev Island, Russia, 2021.

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