Paul Nicklen’s “Tales of an Ice-bound Wonderland”

Posted on January 3, 2016 by Dr. Lynda

This one is goose-bump material folks! Even if you think you have no interest in this subject, hang on to your hats!

Image; Paul Nicklen and Leopard seal
Source: Paul Nicklen

The video we are referring you to today is awe-inspiring throughout and culminates in one of this National Geographic photographer’s greatest personal and professional moments: swimming and actually “getting to know” the extraordinary leopard seal.

These majestic beauties have a deadly reputation, but when Nicklen swallowed his fear (after a bit of self-pep talking) he jumped into the frozen waters. You won’t believe what happened to him over the course of four days.

So let’s get to this remarkable photographer’s adventures.

He starts the talk with his photographs and experiences filming the elusive Spirit Bear (breathtaking) and other Arctic wonders and then shares a story that is a real paradigm shift, involving the infamous leopard seal.

We sat transfixed through this. See what you think!

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