Biographical Post on Paul “Nicklen”


Paul Nicklen, is a renowned Photographer and a Marine Biologist. He was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, but grew up on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Paul has been capturing polar regions for over twenty years to reveal the nature of changing polar regions due to the effects of warming planet.

Nicklen is a contributor photographer for National Geographic Magazine and has been documenting the beauty of polar regions and uses his beautiful images to talk about the issues mainly focused on disappearing sea ice as a result of climate change and global warming and impact of climate change on the polar regions.

His work takes him to freezing seas to document leopard seals, whales, polar bears, bearded seals and walruses. His famous book “Bathed in Polar Light” is a ground breaking release and provides portraits of two extraordinary and endangered ecosystems.

Recognitions & Awards:- 

Nicklen has received more than 20 international awards, six of which were from World Press Photo.

  • He is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP)
  • Nicklen has received awards from Pictures of the Year International, Communication Arts.
  • The BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.
  • In 2012, the National Resources Defense Council awarded him the first Biogems Visionary Award.
  • New Scientist – The best of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012.


“Female polar bear peering into the window of a cabin; Photo by Paul Nicklen.


Behind the Scenes; Paul Nickle photographing polar bears in Svalbard.


Face-Off With a Deadly Predator “Leopard Seal” captured by Paul at Antarctica.


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