Manitoba, Canada, 1996.
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 20
36 x 24 in (91.4 x 61 cm)
Edition of 30
46.5 x 31 in (118.1 x 78.7 cm)
Edition of 20
60 x 40 in (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
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A male polar bear waits for the sea ice to freeze. Every year the sea ice forms later in the fall and melts earlier in the spring, leaving bears stranded on land for longer periods of time. As long as there is sea ice, bears like this one will continue to dominate the food chain in the Arctic.
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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 followingof celebrities, conservationists, and fans.