Alexey Trofimov is a superb talented nature, landscape and wildlife photographer based in Eastern Siberia, Russia. Alexey has captured magnificent photos of the world’s largest freshwater lake, containing roughly 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water and at 1,642m the deepest. Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake, curves for nearly 400 miles through south-eastern Siberia, north of the Mongolian border. Baikal is home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals, two-thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Geologists estimate that Lake Baikal formed somewhere 20-25 million years ago, during the Mesozoic. The lake’s cold, oxygen-rich waters teem with bizarre life-forms.
Nikon Small World announced the winners of it’s microscope photography contest, and this year’s champion
Loes Heerink is a talented self-taught photographer and communication officer based in Enschede, Netherlands. For