During his spare time, he sets up a DSLR camera on a tripod and take images of the night sky, wide-field panoramas of the Milky Way, and other natural phenomena. Yuri has been an enthusiastic stargazer since childhood. With the rapid development of digital imaging technology, he discovered a passion for astrophotography, and nightscape photography in particular.
His images have scored 45 NASA APODs, were featured in Time Magazine, National Geographic, Astronomy, Sky & Telescope magazines, popular websites and on CNN, EuroNews, NHK, BBC and other TV stations. He continually shares his passions for astronomy and astrophotography with people around the world.