On 13 November, a new exhibit called ‘Wildlife of Russia' opened at the Grodekov Khabarovsk Regional Lore Museum. The exhibit presents photos by noted animal photographer Valery Maleyev. It includes 121 images of the Himalayan bear, saiga, fox, the Amur tiger, and the planet's rarest cat — the Far Eastern leopard. The photographer said he wanted to show the richness and diversity of the species in Russia's wildlife.
"I've travelled across all of Russia and have noticed an interesting phenomenon: the further you travel east, the larger the species become. Bear, lynx, sable and other animals that inhabit the Kamchatka woods are almost twice as big as those in the Urals and in Siberia. Such diversity in species exists nowhere but the Far East," Valery Maleyev said.
The Wildlife of Russia show will run at the Grodekov Museum until 30 December.