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Washington marine photographer | Mihael Blikshteyn Photography

Life on a yacht

Life on a yacht. Sailing through the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Washington state, USA and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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Tacoma Cobbler

Gary Aitchison has been repairing shoes around Tacoma, Washington since he was 15 years old. That’s 45 years of being a cobbler. His father opened the repair shop, Syd’s Shoe Repair, and got Gary interested in the business. The store moved locations several times over the past decades. It’s now located at 4605 […]


First of September: Russia’s Day of Knowledge

For every kid in Russia, September 1st is the official first day of school. Every year, every school. First graders, going to school for the first time in their lives, are quiet and apprehensive. Dressed up, barely bigger than their backpacks, holding bouquets of flowers for their teachers, led to schools by […]


A dinner for 200: feeding fish processors in Ozernovsky, Kamchatka.

One of the most successful and largest fishing companies in Ozernovsky, Kamchatka has many mouths to feed.  Not even counting their fishermen, who eat at their posts – either on boats or at fish camps – there are still over 200 fish processors. They come to the galley in waves, […]


Kamchatka: the Town of Ozernovsky

On the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, on the southern bank of Ozernaya River, at the tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula lies the southernmost settlement of Kamchatka, the town of Ozernovsky. A town of 2,500 people lives and breathes sockeye salmon. The Ozernaya River has the largest run of […]