Paul Nicklen Photographs the Amazing Creatures of the Arctic and Antarctic

Paul Nicklen Photographs the Amazing Creatures of the Arctic and Antarctic

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Arctic blood Paul Nicklen. Paul was born and raised in Nunavut (Baffin Island) in a tiny village, which is located among the snowy expanses, the ice and the cold seas of northern Canada. I am a biologist by profession Paul Nicklen has decided to become a photographer and using photos to tell about global warming, the world of ice that humanity can lose, about wild animals that have adapted to survive in the incredible natural environment.
Paul Nicklen specializes in photographing polar regions since 1995. Unique childhood among the Eskimos (Inuit) Arctic Canada, biologist professional experience in the Northwest Territories of Canada determined the future of Paul Nickle, who went into the most inhospitable corners of our planet.
We present the best pictures of Paul Nicklen, he made from 1995 to 2011 at Svalbard, Anvers Island (Palmer Archipelago, Antarctic Peninsula), Nunavut (Canada) and other parts of the world.
Arctic fox
Arctic fox

Arctic fox. The photo was taken near the town of Churchill, Canada. Arctic Fox listens to squeak mice, which paved the snow their tunnels. Upon the occurrence Arctic winter – fox changes color from brown to ashy, merging with the surrounding snow tundra.

Walrus
Walrus

The female walrus and her calf. The photo was taken in Fox Basin, North Bay, Arctic Ocean between Melville Peninsula and Baffin Island, off the coast of Canada. Walrus on ice floes scrambled to protect her baby from polar bears.

Sea Leopard. Antarctic Peninsula.
Sea Leopard. Antarctic Peninsula
Penguin
Penguin

Nestling gentoo penguin peeks into the water, making sure there are no threats, whether leopard seal swims. Lockroy Port, Antarctic Peninsula.

Gentoo penguin. Lockroy Port, Antarctic Peninsula
Gentoo penguin. Lockroy Port, Antarctic Peninsula
Young Antarctic penguins resting on an ice floe at the Anvers Island, Antarctica
Young Antarctic penguins resting on an ice floe at the Anvers Island, Antarctica
Sea leopard
Sea leopard

Language bubbles. «After failing to feed me dead penguins», – says Paul, who worked at the Anvers Island, Antarctica – «a female leopard seal began to show his frustration, blowing bubbles in my direction».

Penguins. Lockroy Port, Antarctic Peninsula
Penguins. Lockroy Port, Antarctic Peninsula
Melting ice
Melting ice

Spring in the Arctic, the traces of melt water runoff away on ice.

Seal
Seal

Seal peeking out of the hole, which is made by polar bears.

Bear, Svalbard
Bear, Svalbard
Bear, Hudson Strait, Nunavut, Canada
Bear, Hudson Strait, Nunavut, Canada
Bear and her two-years-old cub drifting on an ice floe. Hudson Strait, Nunavut, Canada
Bear and her two-years-old cub drifting on an ice floe. Hudson Strait, Nunavut, Canada
Narwhals. Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada
Narwhals. Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada
Sea leopard
Sea leopard

The female leopard seal is studying photographer Göran Ehlmé, Anvers Island, Antarctica.

Narwhals
Narwhals

Narwhals, raising their tusks, float to the surface to breathe. Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada.

Female polar bear
Female polar bear

The female polar bear studies human dwelling after broke the seat on a snowmobile, backpack for the camera and a hat of Paul Nicklen. It is better not to get in the way of the bears when they are hungry.

Little auk
Little auk

Little auks (bird species), nesting on the rocky shores of the archipelago of Svalbard (Spitsbergen).

Thick-billed Murre
Thick-billed Murre

Thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia) thrown into the water near Bear Island (Bjørnøya Island), Svalbard. For the sake of the fish the birds dive to a depth of 150 meters. In winter, birds fly to winter in Greenland and Iceland.

Polar bear
Polar bear

Young polar bear jumps from ice floe to ice floe. The Barents Sea, Svalbard, Norway.

Bear
Bear

Looking into his uncertain future, this curious large male made the camera work and did this self-portrait. Leifdefjorden, Svalbard, Norway.

Albatross
Albatross

Light-mantled albatross nest on the shore of the island of South Georgia in the Golden Bay. It is known that albatrosses live up to 40 years, it is possible that this albatross has witnessed changes on the island. Since 1985, the glacier has retreated inland for several miles.

Walrus
Walrus
Sea Leopard. Antarctica
Sea Leopard. Antarctica
Penguins
Penguins

King penguins near the coast the island of South Georgia in the Golden Bay.

Sea Elephant
Sea Elephant

Southern elephant seal in the coast of Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island.

Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern circling in search of profit. Arctic.

Bowhead whale
Bowhead whale

Bowhead whale rises to the surface of the sea.

Arctic ice is rapidly melting
Arctic ice is rapidly melting
The hole in the ice of the glacier Polish Polar Station, Spitsbergen
The hole in the ice of the glacier Polish Polar Station, Spitsbergen
Albatross
Albatross

Wandering albatrosses, reaching a length of up to 117 cm, almost entire lives in the sea. On the ground they land only to take part in the marriage ritual and hatching eggs.

Paul Nicklen
Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen photographs of polar bears on Svalbard.

Sea Leopard. Antarctic peninsula
Sea Leopard. Antarctic peninsula
Sea Leopard
Sea Leopard

Sea Leopard “feeds” Paul Nicklen by penguins. During the next expedition to Antarctica with the photographer took amazing event. When Paul plunged into the water to make a few shots, to it swam large female leopard seal – the largest and most dangerous predator of Antarctica. Huge mouth agape leopard seal in its own way “researched” of Paul: predator gently took in his fang head jaws of the photographer and his camera. And then just as gently let go and began to swim around, treating Paul freshly dead penguins. As a result, this extraordinary “love” and there were absolutely amazing shots. Antarctic Peninsula.