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Kyrgyz Nature — Top 10 Photographers You Should Know

Kyrgyz Nature — Top 10 Photographers You Should Know

We are big fans of amazing beauty of Kyrgyz nature, and hopefully you will enjoy what you are going to find here. There are people making magic of allowing us to enjoy and to want us visit places through traveling and capturing the beauty of nature in different parts of our country. Let's take a look at the following top 10 photographers of Kyrgyz nature to hold you over between your trips or maybe also to encourage you to visit places you haven't visited before. The list in not a ranking, you can decide whose works you like more, but we couldn't — all of them are the best. 

1. Ahmet Dogan

Ahmet Dogan is a coder, who came here from Tokat, Turkey and lives in Bishkek. In his free time Ahmet Dogan always uses a chance to travel with his son and friends and makes amazing photos of nature. We've interviewed Ahmet earlier.

What to expect from his photos:

stunning mountain shots, a whole lot of rivers and lakes, soulful portraits sometimes, squirrels and portraits of his son

Where else you can find him:

Instagram: @ahmetdogankg / Facebook: adogankg


2. Zahariz Khuzaimah

Zahariz is traveler from Malaysia. As his website says, Zahariz Khuzaimah is an adventurer, photographer and a film-maker who left the comfort zone and routine life behind to travel the world in search of life experience which is priceless to him. We were lucky to be in the list of countries Zahariz has visited.

What to expect from his photos:

moments that explore life around the world, portraits of local people, action-filled photos (think hiking, cycling or horse-riding)

Where else you can find him:

Instagram: @zahariz / Facebook: zahariz / Website: zahariz.com


3. Daniel Kordan

Daniel Kordan visited Kyrgyz Republic back in 2012. As he says on his website, he has been fascinated by the possibilities of photography since his early childhood. Awarded photographer and traveler, Daniel says nature inspires him. 

What to expect from his photos:

amazing photos of mountains and lakes, stunning photos of night sky stars, and lots of horses

Where else you can find him:

Instagram: @danielkordan / Facebook: dk.scape / Website: danielkordan.com


4. Mohamed Elbangy

Mohamed is student from Egypt. Just recently we had a post about him here. Being just 24 years old and having recently graduated, Mohamed had quite a lot of traveling. This is how he ended up here, in Kyrgyz Republic, as a part of 'Summer Sayakat 2016' volunteering project.

What to expect from his photos:

amazing aerial shots of mountains, lakes, rivers and roads 

Where else you can find him:

Instagram: @mohamed.elbangy / Facebook: el.bangy


5. Sergey Kalachov

Sergey Kalachov is a photographer from Kyrgyz Republic. Having traveled a lot throughout the country, he was among the first to start shooting Kyrgyz nature. 

What to expect from his photos:

a wide variety of nature photography: meadows, lakes, mountains, rivers, caves and waterfalls, lots of waterfalls

Where else you can find him:

Photosight.ru: @Seergee / Facebook: Sergey Kalachov


6. Olivier Le Blanc

Olivier Le Blanc is a professional photographer from Canada currently living in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. At the moment he's doing his '40 PORTRAITS IN 40 DAYS CHALLENGE', which we will tell you about next time. Meanwhile you can enjoy his amazing works.

What to expect from his photos:

great portraits, mountains and simply stunning stars 

Where else you can find him:

Instagram: @olivierofmontreal / Facebook: olb.image / Website: olivierleblanc.info


7. Lazy Vlad

'Love travelling. Lazy.' is what you can see in his Facebook bio. But you understand it's not true, when you see his works, which a lazy person obviously wouldn't be able to do. 

What to expect from his photos:

lots of simply amazing landscapes

Where else you can find him:

Instagram: @lazy_vlad / Facebook: vlad.kg / Photosight.ru: lazy_vlad


8. Max Claytor

'Living in Kyrgyz Republic. Traveling to discover for myself.' — this is what you will find in his Instagram bio. Have ever got stuck in someone's Instagram page because of amazing photos? This is exactly this kind of person.

What to expect from his photos:

stunning photos of mountains and lakes — lots of beautiful lakes

Where else you can find him:

Instagram: @max_claytor / Facebook: maxim.claytor.52


9. Vlad Ushakov

Not only his photos of Kyrgyz nature are amazing, but Vlad Ushakov is also a founder of 'Photojournalists Union of Kyrgyz Republic' and photo.kg, the first photo media. 

What to expect from his photos:

pretty much everything — starting from portraits and landscapes and up to petroglyphs and snow leopards with other animals in Red List of Threatened Species

Where else you can find him:

Facebook: photo.kg / Website: photo.kg


10. Aleksandar Gospic

This photographer from Zadar, Croatia, loves travelling and exploring this amazing planet, storm chasing, biking, hiking and being in perpetual motion, according to his Instagram bio. We actually learned about amazing works of Alexander Gospic, when he tagged our account in Instagram. 

What to expect from his photos:

stunning landscapes, stars and sometimes animals

Where else you can find him:

Instagram: @aleksandargospic / Facebook: aleksandar.gospic.photography

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