The Long Summer
The Long Summer
Spitsbergen, Norway, 2007.
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 20
24 x 36 in (61 x 91.4 cm)
Edition of 15
31 x 46.5 in (78.7 x 118.1 cm)
Edition of 10
40 × 60 in (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
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A mother polar bear and her cubs gather at the water’s edge. Without ice in the summer months, the bears are trapped on land and she is not able to hunt for herself or her cubs. She must wait for the ice to form before she can head out to hunt again.
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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.