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Canadian Passion In The Polar Regions

25 05.11

Paul is an inspiration to Canadians, photographers, biologists and naturalists. He is a passionate, highly skilled and creative person who is creating global awareness of the issues facing the polar regions and their inhabitants.

He has two books available which contain spectacular images:

Paul Nicklen grew up one of only a few non-Inuit in an Inuit settlement on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada — a childhood that taught him the patience, stamina and respect for nature required for his beat in the frigid climes of Earth’s polar regions. Best known for his vivid and intimate wildlife photos for National Geographic, Nicklen started out a biologist in the Northwest Territories, gathering data on such species as lynx, grizzlies, and polar bears. Today he bridges the gap between scientific research and the public, showing how fragile and fast-changing habitats are profoundly affecting wildlife.

During the course of his workday Nicklen regularly comes face-to-face with fantastic creatures: narwhals, Arctic foxes, elephant seals, and more. His most amazing experience? An underwater encounter with a leopard seal who for four days tried to feed him penguins through the “mouth” of his lens.
“When you get in the water with a wild animal, you’re essentially giving yourself to that animal because, as humans, we’re quite helpless and vulnerable in the water. You’re at the seal’s mercy. You’re at the predator’s mercy.”
Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

Visit Paul Nicklen’s Website

Check out his bio and videos on the National Geographic Site

About the author

Tricia McLellan - Tricia McLellan is a landscape and nature fine art photographer from Canada. She has a diverse educational and geographical background which has helped her to develop a unique perspective that is expressed through her photography.

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