2021 / Nature / Aerial

Cloudy Volcano

  • Photographer
    Stas Bartnikas

The active Ebeco volcano is located in the northern part of the Kuril Islands, on the island of Paramushir. The Kurils are remote and very difficult to access; you can get there from Kamchatka or Sakhalin by air or ocean. It is extremely difficult to catch good weather (and light), so I was lucky to get there by helicopter and took some rare photos.

Stas Bartnikas, 47, aerial photographer based in Moscow. Photography is a serious hobby that combines his love of travelling with a passion for aviation. Past few years, he’s been actively engaged in aerial photography while flying in light aircraft and helicopters in different parts of the world. During this time he visited over 15 countries. Stas is convinced that mother nature is the most sophisticated painter and he sees it as his mission to capture its beauty in its perfect form. He calls his style of photography “aero-art”.