The opportunity to communicate with wild animals makes me happy. What I do is partly science, partly adventure and partly art. I am glad that photography has become the main way for me to learn about nature. Now photography is a reflection of the world in which I live. And I do not want to change anything, I do not want photography to become a burden, because then I will lose that feeling of lightness, freedom, and stop shooting. It has long been known that it is impossible to love for money, the same thing in shooting the wildlife - you will not be able to do great work for money. And this remains my philosophy to this day."
Sergey Gorshkov was born in a faraway Siberian village. He is the founding member of the Russian Union of wildlife photographers. Sergey has participated in the BBC projects "Frozen Planet" and "Planets Earth 2". Photo of Sergey's "Arctic Fox with an egg" was chosen as the "face" of the WPY contest in 2017 and entered the top 50 of the Greatest Wildlife Photographs of 2018 by National Geographic. Photo of Sergey the eruption of Tolbachik volcano was said to be one of the top 100 wildlife photos of the last 50 years according to the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year contest.
Sergey has received many awards for his works. He is the holder of two "Photographer of the year in Russia" awards, received in 2007 and 2012. In 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 he became the awardee of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Sergey won numerous contests in the World. Gorshkov organizes personal exhibitions and seminars in Russia and Europe. His works are printed in magazines around the world. Right now Sergey is a resident in the National Geographic magazine. Gorshkov is the author of 7 photo-albums - "Bear", "Kamchatka - the Vanishing world", "Kamchatka", "atWalk", "Wrangel Island", "Animal", "Plateau Putorana". Sergey pays much attention to preserving the richness of nature through photography. His report in the NG magazine and social networks spurred members of the Russian leadership to include the Wrangel Island in the cleanup list of the Russian Arctic and now garbage there is being collected.