Fox Shots: Kinross Miner Draws Nearly A Million Readers

Kinross is full of amateur photographers, and now we’ve learned about another snap-happy super-talented cameraman whose work will knock your socks off.

On November 16th, Ivan Kislov (Mine Shift Leader, Kupol) was featured on Bored Panda – a hugely popular online community that boasts thirty million (30,000,000) monthly readers.

Their story outlines Ivan’s stunning photography of foxes living near Kupol. To read the story and view Ivan’s images, please click here. Ivan’s personal website (featuring more beautiful photos of the Arctic Circle), is available at the following link:

Ivan’s story on Bored Panda has been viewed by nearly 1,000,000 (one million) readers and earned more than 370,000 Likes on Facebook.

As printed on Bored Panda:

Russian Miner Spends His Breaks Taking Photos of Foxes in the Arctic Circle

Russia’s remote north-eastern Chukotka region is an inhospitable arctic tundra, but even in this brutal landscape, Russian photographer Ivan Kislov can find beautiful signs of life among the foxes that live and hunt here in the wild. He agreed to talk to Bored Panda and tell us more about his amazing photos.

Kislov, who lives in the north-eastern port city of Magadan, works in Chukotka as a mining engineer. When he has time during his long shifts, he looks to photography for “relaxation from routine.” He likes to go on “hikes to inaccessible places, raftings,” or just simple walking tours to “observe the wildlife.”

Though he takes pictures of everything from bears and reindeer to wolves and stoats, Kislov says the foxes are often very willing models: “Foxes are curious and can come very close, and I shoot with wide angle and telephoto lenses.”