Since childhood, Gudkov has been passionate about wild animals and nature. For years, the photographer explored wild environments with his camera, going on long-term expeditions to develop his impressive personal style.
He discovered that understanding the behavior of wild animals, making thoughtful preparations for the next photo safari, and taking bold risks were all the key ingredients for extraordinary wildlife close-ups.
“In wildlife photography, the risk is always present. However, any risk has to be justified. No shot — even the greatest one — is worth a human life,” says Gudkov.