Paul Nicklen

Specialties: Marine Biologist, Photographer

National Geographic photographer and marine biologist Paul Nicklen has spent much of his scientific and photographic career within the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. A native of the Canadian Arctic, Paul has tracked sea lions in Alaska's Aleutian Islands, documented spirit bears in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, dived with minke whales off of Australia's coral reefs, and sailed in Antarctica and Arctic Norway on assignment for National Geographic magazine. His photographs have also appeared in the magazines Natural History, International Wildlife, and Equinox. Paul was named the 2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year for a photo of bubble-jetting emperor penguins.

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