Pavel Chernev got serious about photography fifteen years ago, although he has been taking pictures for three decades. For him this is a way to look at the world. He often sees things through a lens even though he might not have a camera with him.
Pavel Chernev tries to avoid popular tourist areas and does not go to game farms or work with domesticated animals. The images on this site are only minimally edited in Photoshop. This includes cropping, adjusting exposure, contrast and color balance and eliminating spot defects. None of the photos are digitally manipulated or composed. The only exception are panoramas which are digitally stitched. Filters are limited to UV, polarizer and occasionally neutral density.
Most of the images on this site can be ordered as high-quality prints. You also can send
This site contains several galleries: Showcase – Pavel Chernev’s photography portfolio. Contains images of landscape, particular the Pantanal, the Andes, the Atacama desert, the Altiplano, the Aamazon, the Brazilias savanna - Cerrado, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. Places like San Pedro de Atacama, the Transpantaneira, Licancabur, Lascar and Ollague volcanos, El Tatio geyser, Cafayate quebrada, laguna Miscanti, Humahuaca. Wild animals like jaguars, macaws, caymans, eagles, hawks, kingfishers, capybaras, toucans, anteaters, herons, giant river otters, tarantulas, snakes, birds. This gallery is the best source of photos for e-cards on this site. New additons – newly-added photos Landscapes – photos from the Pantanal, the Andes, the Atacama desert, the Altiplano, the Aamazon, the Brazilias savanna - Cerrado, Cape Breton in Canada. Places like San Pedro de Atacama, the Transpantaneira, Ollague, Licancabur, Lascar volcanos, El Tatio geyser, Cafayate quebrada, laguna Miscanti, Humahuaca, US National Parks, Bulgaria. Wildlife - wild animals like howler monkeys, jaguars, macaws, caymans, eagles, hawks, kingfishers, capybaras, toucans, giant anteaters, herons, giant river otters, tarantulas, snakes, lizards, birds. People – Indians, caboclos, ribeirinhos (river people), gauchos, pantaneiros, Satere Maue (Mawe) Plants - flowers, blossoms, trees, forests, rainforests, jungles, bromeliads, cacti, lianas. Even fungi – which are not plants. Amazonia – images from the Brazilian Amazon. Places like Manaus, Maues, Anavillhanas, Sao Gabriel, Mamiraua, Jau, Solimoes, Amazonas, Rio Negro. Andes – magnificent vistas from the altiplano and the desert - san pedro, tatio, miscanti, laguna verde, humahuaca, ollague, lascar, licancabur, volcano, cafayate, salta. Cerrado – the Brazilian Savanna. Photos from Bahia, Diamantina, chapada dos Veadeiros, chapada dos Guimaraes, Veu da Noiva waterfall. Nova Scotia - Cape Breton, Baddeck, Highlands National Park, Cabot trail, Margaree, Ingonish Pantanal – the best place to see a variety of wildlife in Brazil. US Southwest - Photos from parks in the US Southwest - Canyonlands, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Bryce canyon US Northwest – photos from the temperate rainforest of Olympic National Park Caymans – including the black cayman of the Amazon Birds - macaw, eagle, hawk, kingfisher, jabiru, toucan, heron, hummingbird, vulture, cormorant, gaviao, garca, tuiuiu