From polar bears roaming the northern tundra to leopard seals hunting for penguins in the southern seas, Paul Nicklen captures images from extreme environments few of us will ever witness.
Growing up in an Inuit community in the Arctic, Nicklen is uniquely qualified to tell the stories of the polar regions of our planet. A former marine biologist, Nicklen realized he could make a greater impact in his quest to raise awareness of climate change and protect polar species and their habitats with his camera.
Nicklen’s relaxed Canadian demeanor belies his intensity on assignment. Intimately familiar with the Arctic, he immerses himself in his work, intrepid even when stranded on an ice floe, falling through the sea or suffering one of his countless bouts of frostbite.
Nicklen’s passion is fueled by the urgent need to save these distant and remote lands before they are lost forever.