Svalbard, Norway, 2014
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 20
24" x 36" (61 x 91.4 cm)
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31 x 46.5 in (78.7 x 118.1 cm)
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40 × 60 in (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
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60 × 90 in (152.4 × 228.6 cm)
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The Nordaustlandet ice cap gushes high volumes of meltwater. Even though this was taken just 600 miles from the North Pole the temperature was in the high 60’s. The Arctic could be completely devoid of sea ice during the summer months in the next 10 to 20 years. This striking scene is a reminder of the fragility of this icy ecosystem.
Pearl Jam's upcoming album "Gigaton" features Nicklen's photograph ICE WATERFALL.Variety Magazine wrote, "Pearl Jam's notoriously diehard fanbase got their first taste of "Gigaton" on Jan. 11, 2020 when mysterious augmented reality billboards featuring Paul Nicklen's album cover photo of a Norwegian ice waterfall appeared in 12 cities worldwide. Using a dedicated filter on Instagram or Facebook Lens, fans could watch the ice rapidly melt while an instrumental audio snippet from the album played in the background.
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Paul Nicklen (Canadian) is a visual artist and marine biologist who has documented both the beauty and the plight of our planet for over 20 years. Paul’s photography informs and connects by creating an emotional bond with wild subjects in extreme conditions.
After a 20-year career of photographing for journalistic publications like National Geographic, Paul’s perpetuating dream is to revisit his archives for the true artistic gems and release them to the world. His ongoing journey is to continue photographing intimate, evocative, powerful subject matter to create a thought-provoking body of work. Paul hopes his viewers look into the eyes of the animals in his photographs and fall in love with their vulnerability.
In addition to being one of the world’s most renowned nature photographers, Paul is a well-known speaker, TED Talks participant, author, and National Geographic Fellow. In the past two decades, Paul has collaborated with scientists, filmmakers, conservationists, and explorers to create awareness and inspire action for global issues such as climate change.
Paul has garnered more than 30 of the highest awards given to any photographer in his field, earning a global following of celebrities, conservationists, and fans.