From Yakutia with Love. Fascinating Siberian wedding photographs by Evgeny Uranhaai. Location: Lena River near Yakutsk in Siberia, Russia.

Yakutsk-based photographer Evgeny Uranhaai delivered amazingly beautiful wedding photographs of his just-merried friends, Anya and Kirill, who celebrated the beggining of their happiest family life on April 26, 2014. «Kirill and Anya are good friends of mine and colleagues,» he says. «They are joyful and positive persons.» The wedding day was fantastic. It was raining in the morning. Shining and hailing in the noon. And snowing towards the evening.

Flying over Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Aerial mountain-river photo by Masaomi Adachi.

19 aerial photographs of Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s Siberia & Far East. April 2014. Photo credit: Masaomi Adachi. This week I facebooked a photo of my little boy sitting at a table in one of the best Yakutsk restaurants and there was the drawing of a tweeting bird hanging on the wall. In the caption I wrote, «The spring is when the soul is singing.» That was actually drawn in the picture. Suddently, in comments I have received a few aerial photographs of snowy Yakutia from a Tokyo-based…

View on Yakutsk Mammoth Museum. A woolly rhino discovered in the Kolyma River area in Republic Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Currently, kept in Yakutsk Mammoth Museum fridge. Mammoth and other Ice Age beasts bones on shelves in the storage of Yakutsk Mammoth Museum [in the above photo] I love visiting Yakutsk Mammoth Museum located in the mordern building of North-Eastern Federal University (formerly known as Yakutsk State University). It occupies pretty small premises, but full of bones and samples right from the Ice Age. Most of all, I like…

*Images are clickable. You might wonder how we live in winter in Yakutsk, the capital of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia’s Siberia. Take a look at street photographs taken today in my neighborhood around 2 pm.

As you already noted, I am a big fan of Ajar Varlamov‘s photographs. This post with his images is already the 30th. The previous photo post with Ajar’s pictures was dedicated to the season shift from summer to autumn in Yakutsk, Russia. If you didn’t see it, you need to check it and come back to this post to continue following cold weather progress in the city considered to be the coldest on Earth.

Ajar Varlamov (his posts), whose many photographs you’ve seen previously, has two big passions. Initially, it was to carry his Nikon camera all the time and everywhere. A few years ago, his second passion became Marisha, Yakutian laika (dog breed originated in Yakutia’s Kolyma area). Guess his major habit… Any ideas?.. Right, as you might have noted, that’s his daily dog walk on the field called Zelenyj Lug (Green Meadow). So, if you are his friend, you can see his daily local nature pictures. Hereby, please, enjoy how…

Great news arrived yesterday from UNESCO HQ in Paris. Yakutia’s Lena Pillars Nature Park was officially announced on Monday morning by The World Heritage Committee to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It was the last site to be inscribed during this year’s session. What is Lena Pillars Nature Park? Lena Pillars Nature Park is marked by spectacular rock pillars that reach a height of approximately 100 metres along the banks of the Lena River in the central part of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). They were produced…

The spring is the most expected season during the winter in Yakutia. When it comes, it brings a great joy, as it gets warmer, snow melts, ice starts floating on rivers. A spectacular nature event, but… The spring brings disasters as well. They happen to be devastating and hundreds of private houses and households go under water. This weekend the disaster came to the town of Srednekolymsk (population: 3500 people) situated on the west bank of the Kolyma River in North-East Yakutia, Siberia / Russia. The ice jam…

Ajar Varlamov’s photo. In Russia’s Yakutia, May is the time when we say, «Finally, the spring arrived and snow is almost gone.» It is the time to enjoy snowdrops. Like icebreak on rivers, these magic flowers are a symbol of the spring.

Icebreak on the Lena River. Ice is floating fast on May 16th, 2012. Location: Pokrovsk town, Central Yakutia, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Siberia / Russia. This is the biggest nature event in May. The end of the cold season, the start of the warm days! See how ice is floating on the Lene River via the live webcam. The above video was shared by ykt user REPKA.