National Geographic photo exhibition series 3: Polar Obsessions by Paul Nicklen

An assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine, Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen has been documenting the beauty and plight of our planet for more than twenty years.

His brand of documentary photography creates an emotional connection with wild subjects in extreme conditions, particularly the polar regions.

Paul Nicklen surfaces from under arctic sea ice.

Growing up in Baffin Island in the far Canadian North, Paul developed a lifelong relationship with the vast Arctic landscape and its creatures. As the Earth’s warming trend threatens the ice upon which the Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems depend, Paul urgently hopes his skills as a wildlife photojournalist will inspire stewardship of the rare, remote, and threatened at the Earth’s extremes.

His sensitive and evocative imagery has garnered over 30 of the highest awards given to any photographer in his field, including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the prestigious World Press Photo for Photojournalism.

What I’m trying to do with my work is to put faces to this (disappearing of sea ice due to global warming)… I want people to understand and get the concept that if we lose ice, we stand to lose an entire ecosystem.

From 20 Nobember 2017, some of Paul’s best works will be showcased at the National Geographic photo exhibition in S.E.A. Aquarium.

Here are some highlights:

An arctic fox conceals itself in rye grass covered with hoar frost.
A young male polar bear leaping onto drifting pack ice.
An adult king penguin searching to find its chick and feed it.
An elephant seal pup plays in a freshwater stream.

Check out Paul’s Ted talk: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands

National Geographic photo exhibition series 3: Polar Obsessions by Paul Nicklen

Date: from 20 Nov 2017
Venue: towards the exit of S.E.A. Aquarium, before the tunnel leading to Shipwreck Habitat
Time: 10am – 7pm daily

This exhibition is organised by National Geographic Society, by which all rights are reserved.

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