About Ruslan Eliseev
Born in Ufa, Russia, Ruslan has spent most of his time at sea, sailing, learning navigation skills and building his nautical experiences. He became an engineer, an officer on a ship, and even worked as a captain of a ship in Antarctica! Ruslan has wintered in the Russian Antarctic station Bellingshausen four times and has participated in several interesting research expeditions on R/V Akademik Fedorov, as well as in Russian-U.S. research expeditions around the Kamchatka Peninsula. He is fluent in English and Russian.
Ruslan has been working as an expedition guide in Antarctica and the Arctic since 2016. He has also spent four months providing technical support for scientists in nature's wilderness and pursued his passion is wildlife photography - negotiating on a daily basis with large numbers of bears who weren’t willing to share their territory … and food! In fact, Ruslan’s main interest is photography: he has been a finalist in international wildlife photo competitions, and his photographs have been published in magazines in Germany, England, Chile, Brazil, New Zealand and Russia. When he is not at sea in the Polar Regions, Ruslan loves traveling, climbing, caving and spending time on his boat.