Compelling Images of polar wildlife from the lens of National Geographic Photojournalist Paul Nicklen are on display in Polar Obsession, open now through September 3. Nicklen’s stunning images take visitors underwater and across the ice, delivering a unique close-up of wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctic.
His expeditions take him to the ends of the Earth in pursuit of rare, close-up photographs of polar species, their intriguing habits, and their environment. Constantly honing his understanding of wildlife behavior in order to approach the animals in their most intimate natural settings, Nicklen uses photography to dispel myths, reveal rarely seen behaviors and intensify the world’s interest in the entire polar ecosystem.
Polar Obsession showcases 57 of Nicklen’s most spectacular images from the polar reaches. From huge elephant seals, whales, walruses, narwhals and polar bears to penguins, albatrosses, petrels, arctic cod and tiny krill, Nicklen, an underwater photography specialist, captures the beauty of a wide variety of polar animals, large and small, and the icy paradise in which they live. Each scene is bathed in polar light, surreal and breathtakingly beautiful.
“The polar regions are disappearing quickly, and I want my photo essays to stand as a reminder of what is at stake. It is my mission to bring the rare, remote and threatened to caring people who can enjoy and help protect these lands and creatures.” – Paul Nicklen