Assignment photographer for National Geographic, Paul Nicklen is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist who has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet for over twenty years. Nicklen has been documenting wildlife and his connection with animals of the wild, especially the underwater sea life, gives us a view like no other. As a co-founder of t SeaLegacy, which is a non-profit that is visual Paul Nicklen is opening a fresh, progressive chapter in the story of ocean conservation. Nicklen uses his visual storytelling through SeaLegacy to help those without a voice, the chance to protect the pristine places threatened by climate change.
When the United States announced its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, we, as a collective conservation community, had a choice. We could let the heavy burden that comes with ignorance weigh us down, or, we could use it as inspiration to work with more determination and focus than ever before. We are more motivated now, than ever before to save our oceans. ⠀ ⠀ Here at SeaLegacy, during World Oceans Week and especially today, World Oceans Day, we are shining a light on some inspiring organizations doing some great work. @Oceana seeks to make our oceans as rich, healthy, and abundant as they once were. ⠀ ⠀ This is from their website: "The Problem – The oceans are vast, but they are not immune to human influence. We have already altered or destroyed marine ecosystems and driven million-year-old species to the brink of extinction. According to a study published in Science, less than 4 percent of the oceans remain unaffected by human activity."⠀ ⠀ We have the time, knowledge and desire to change this and we are more determined than ever to do so. Photo: @PaulNicklen, Norway⠀ ⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ ⠀ @conservationorg, @natgeopristineseas, @wwf, @mission_blue, @savingoceans, @unitednations, @lonelywhale⠀ ⠀ #WorldOceansWeek | #WorldOceansDay | #OceanConference | #ClimateChangeisReal | #TheWatersEdge | #SaveourOcean | #SpeakforNature | #HeDoesntSpeakforMe |#StopClimateChange | #oceancorps
Nicklen opened his first gallery in SoHo NYC in April, with work dedicated to showcasing fine art conservation photography by himself and other iconic photographers.
Photo by @cristinamittermeier in The Canadian Arctic. A baby harp seal nuzzles the snow as it waits for its mother to return from feeding in the sea. So happy to share that Canada has just declared a large marine conservation area, where species like seals, polar bears, belugas and narwhals will now be protected from oil and gas exploration. Thank you Canada!! #turningthetide with @paulnicklen @natgeopristineseas | #lastice | @natgeo | #polarwildlife | #ocean
For more information on Nicklen’s project, please visit www.sealegacy.org
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