Paul Nicklen

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Paul Nicklen
Paul Nicklen’s Polar Wonderland.jpg
Born (1968-07-21) July 21, 1968 (age 48)
Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater University of Victoria
Occupation photojournalist
Employer National Geographic
Known for Author, Polar Obsession. Photographer, National Geographic Magazine.
Website www.paulnicklen.com

Paul Nicklen (born July 21, 1968) is a Canadian biologist and photographer.

Biography[edit]

Nicklen was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, but grew up in an Inuit community on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, in 1990. After university, he worked in the Northwest Territories as a wildlife biologist with Canada's Department of Renewable Resources. He studied species such as lynx, grizzly bears, bison, caribou, and polar bears as a biologist before becoming a wildlife and nature photojournalist in 1995.

Since 1995, Nicklen has worked as a full-time photojournalist specializing in the Arctic and Antarctica with an emphasis on wildlife and climate change. He has been a speaker on the TED conference main stage in Laguna Beach, CA.

Career[edit]

Nicklen is a contributor photographer for National Geographic Magazine.[1] He is a fellow[2] of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). Major exhibits of his work include Extreme Exposure at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, California.[3]

In 2006, on a polar trip to document leopard seals, a female leopard seal attempted to care for him by bringing him live, then dead penguins. He believes the seal "...realized that I was just this useless predator in her ocean and probably going to starve to death. And I think she became quite panicked and she started to ... [show] me how to eat the penguins." [4]

Nicklen was a speaker at TED2011. His talk, "Tales of Ice-Bound Wonderlands",[5] focused on disappearing sea ice as a result of climate change and global warming.

Nicklen is the founder of SeaLegacy, an organization that uses visual storytelling and photography to further the cause of ocean conservation.

Awards[edit]

Nicklen has received awards from Pictures of the Year International,[6] Communication Arts,[7] and the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.[8]

A short list of awards includes:

  • World Press Photo First Prize, Nature Stories 2003 [9]
  • World Press Photo First Prize, Nature Stories 2006 [10]
  • World Press Photo Second prize, Nature Stories 2007 [11]
  • World Press Photo Third Prize, Nature Stories 2007 [12]
  • World Press Photo First Prize, Nature Stories 2009 [13]

Magazine articles[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Seasons of the Arctic - 2000, Sierra Club Books, San Francisco
  • Polar Obsession - 2009, National Geographic Society
  • Bear-Spirit of the Wild - 2013, National Geographic Society

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Photographer Paul Nicklen Biography - National Geographic". Photography.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Paul Nicklen". iLCP. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived June 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "How a Leopard Seal Fed Me Penguins". National Geographic. 2014-03-11. 
  5. ^ TED2011. "talk". Ted.com. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Pictures of the Year International". Poyi.org. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  7. ^ "Communication Arts". Commarts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  8. ^ "Enter the competition - Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year". Nhm.ac.uk. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  9. ^ "2003, Paul Nicklen, 1st prize, Nature stories". Archive.worldpressphoto.org. 2002-10-20. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  10. ^ "2006, Paul Nicklen, 1st prize, Nature stories". Archive.worldpressphoto.org. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  11. ^ "2007, Paul Nicklen, 2nd prize, Nature stories". Archive.worldpressphoto.org. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  12. ^ "2007, Paul Nicklen, 3rd prize, Nature stories". Archive.worldpressphoto.org. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  13. ^ "2009, Paul Nicklen, 1st prize, Nature stories". Archive.worldpressphoto.org. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  14. ^ "South Georgia — National Geographic Magazine". Ngm.nationalgeographic.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  15. ^ "Svalbard — National Geographic Magazine". Ngm.nationalgeographic.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  16. ^ "Sailfish - National Geographic Magazine". Ngm.nationalgeographic.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  17. ^ "Hunting Narwhals - National Geographic Magazine". Ngm.nationalgeographic.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  18. ^ "Vanishing Sea Ice - National Geographic Magazine". Ngm.nationalgeographic.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  19. ^ "Leopard Seals - National Geographic Magazine". Ngm.nationalgeographic.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  20. ^ "Where Currents Collide - National Geographic Magazine". Ngm.nationalgeographic.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 

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