by Dan Bloom, producer
For a person raised in the Arctic, Paul Nicklen exudes a warm spirit. That’s probably why penguins and leopard seals cozy up to him, affording the National Geographic photographer a remarkable first-hand perspective. In his new book, Polar Obsession, Paul Nicklen expresses the vibrancy of the polar ecosystems at a crucial time. As world leaders meet in Copenhagen, Nicklen’s images are a reminder of our responsibility as humans to look after our fellow species and their habitats.
Here’s a video of Paul Nicklen describing his encounter with a special leopard seal: