Reuslan Merzlyakov, danish/latvian astrophotographer and popularizer of astronomy, born 1995 Denmark's leader and one of the world's best astrophotographers according to The Royal Museum in London - pioneer in night landscape photography.
One of the finalists of the world championship in astrophotography: Astronomy Photographer of the Year in the years 2017 -2019, where Ruslan Merzlyakov's pictures of the Danish night landscapes are exhibited at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich.
Ruslan's works are known from i.a. Forbes, NASA, National Geographic, BBC, TV2, DR1, Aarhus University, Visit Norway, Visit Denmark, Destination Bornholm, Rebild Porten, Digital Foto etc.
The winner of the Dark Sky Prize 2019 for his efforts in the development of astrotourism on Møn.