Born to Ice
A gripping and important volume of artistic wildlife photography that illustrates Nicklen's vision of truth and change through his work.
ITB Berlin BuchAward 2019 in the category travel illustrated book.
Foreword by Leonardo DiCaprio in the book.
With an evocative and thought-provoking selection of his images, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, top Instagram influencer and cult TED Talks speaker Paul Nicklen takes us deep into a world he loves. His photographs, bathed in aurora borealis, break new ground and present a vivid, contemporary portrait of two ecosystems as extraordinary as they are endangered
In a clever interweaving of art and science, Nicklen plunges into the polar seas on bold expeditions to capture it all - the sea and the sky, all species and all habitats, including unprecedented, up-close documentation of leopard seals, whales, walruses, polar bears, bearded seals and narwhals
He is a co-founder of SeaLegacy, National Geographic photographer, celebrated marine conservationist and sought-after TED Talks speaker. In his latest book, Born to Ice, Paul Nicklen traces his extraordinary love of the Earth's polar regions. His stunning photographs of iconic Arctic wildlife and stories told in photographs combine the ephemeral beauty of the icy landscape with a compelling call to action.
"To see the Arctic and Antarctica through Paul Nicklen's lens is to experience hope in action. Born to Ice presents the life's work of an artist whose love for the landscape and for every animal in it is so palpable that emotion speaks from every single shot. As a collection, these photographs unleash such scope and power that they leave a deep mark and heighten our sense of obligation to save these stunning regions of our planet from extinction." - Leonardo DiCaprio, June 2018