KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

The Kamchatka Peninsula is well off the tourist path on the North-East coast of Russia. It's a rugged, untouched landscape forged by thousands of years of volcanic activity, with around 28 active volcanoes amongst another 200 or so other dormant volcanoes. It's weather is as unreliable as the landscape is extreme, with summer bringing sub zero temperatures, snow and and rain. 

It is definitely not for the faint hearted, but the photographic rewards are simply unrivalled anywhere in the world. The mountainous terrain offers a kalaidescope of colours and subject matter. And then there's the bears, the true stars of Kamchatka. This is real adventure country!