Video: Photographer Paul Nicklen's Ice-bound Tales

Paul Nicklen's Polar Obsession

We're fans of photographer Paul Nicklen's Polar Obsession book at my house. So I was excited to learn he recently presented a TED Talk "Tales of ice-bound wonderlands" about his work photographing Arctic and Antarctic wildlife.

Nicklen grew up in one of the only non-Inuit families in Nunavut on northern Canada's Baffin Island. He first worked as a wildlife biologist.

Now, as a photographer for National Geographic, he documents the lives of leopard seals, whales, walruses, polar bears, bearded seals, and narwhals, from on and under the polar ice.

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May 10, 2011 at 12:45 p.m. (EDT)

Absolutely amazing photos and what a tremendous experience and life this man lives.  I certainly do hope that the article within the National Geographic puts testament to the effort this man has gone to for such pictures and more importantly the effort we all need to further go to enhancing the possibility that this world continues.

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