Author(s): Paul Nicklen (By (photographer))
The Arctic is in Paul Nicklen's blood. Born and raised on Baffin Island, he grew up amid the ice fields, flows and frigid seas of the north. At an age when most children were playing hide--and--seek, Paul was learning life and death lessons of survival -- how to read the weather, how to find shelter in a frozen landscape, and how to live off the land, as his Inuit neighbours had done for centuries.
Today, Nicklen is a naturalist and wildlife photographer uniquely qualified to portray the impact of climate change on the Polar Regions, and their inhabitants -- human and animal alike.