Hermits escape from society, find freedom in nature

Story highlights

  • Photographer Danila Tkachenko tracked men living off the grid in Russia and Ukraine
  • Tkachenko spent a few days with each man before taking photos

(CNN)Deep in the untouched areas of Ukraine and Russia live men who have decided to leave human establishments and live isolated in nature.

Photographer Danila Tkachenko tracked some of them down by calling local authorities, park rangers, newspapers and nature reserves, though it's difficult to track down a man who has chosen to be lost.