2017 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 2nd prize

Elena Anosova

26 December, 2015

The paws of a rogue bear. Bears are not usually hunted as their meat is often infected and not fit for human consumption, but the paws are valued in Chinese medicine.

Life in a small settlement near the Nizhnyaya Tunguska River, in the far north of Russia, is one of extreme isolation. Change over the centuries has been gradual. About 100 adults live in the settlement; there are no roads and the nearest town is 300 kilometers away. Electricity, supplied by a diesel generator, is available only in the mornings and evenings. Temperatures in winter average -45° Celsius. Hunting and the fur trade form a significant part of the local economy.

About the photographer

Elena Anosova

She has recently completed her education at Rodchenko Art School, Moscow, Russia, and already has participated in a number of national and international projects and exhibitions....

Technical information

Shutter Speed
Focal length
35.0 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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