(royalty free photo of Arctic, not by Nicklen)
Paul Nicklen’s bold expeditions take him underwater and across the ice to deliver close-up, first-ever documentation of the lives of leopard seals, whales, walruses, polar bears, bearded seals and narwhals.
Nearly 60 of these striking images from the polar reaches are showcased in the exhibition on display in Fawick Gallery.
The exhibit is drawn from Nicklen’s book, Polar Obsession, National Geographic 2009, which provides insights into animal behavior, the fragile polar environment and climate change that threatens the ice and its inhabitants.
“The images in the exhibition were selected from the more than 160 wonderful images used in the book,” said Kathryn Keane, director of traveling exhibitions at National Geographic Society. “They were chosen to reflect the diversity and the exceptional beauty of the polar regions that Paul Nicklen has so lovingly documented in these extraordinary photographs.”