Igor Shpilenok

Blizzard and Kronotsky Volcano (Kronotskaya Sopka).

Kamchatka is a land of winds. There are often snow blizzards even with clear skies above. That happens when strong wind is dragging large masses of snow from one place to another in open tundra. In temperatures way below freezing these blizzards pose a serious challenge for humans. I have been knocked down by the winds several times while walking in this weather. This is the best weather to get yourself frostbites all over the face. Even opening eyes is a challenge…

Snow blizzards are just as difficult for animals… Especially given the fact that they don’t have cabins heated by fireplaces…

Originally posted here:
http://shpilenok.livejournal.com/159117.html (Russian)

http://wildlife-photo-russia.blogspot.com/2013/01/snow-blizzard.html (English)

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