This photograph is part of a series I'm releasing for a special event at the @PaulNicklenGallery on December 9th and 10th. It'll be available in an open edition in a beautifully framed, gift-ready presentation, at a Christmas-friendly price point. Contact @PaulNicklenGallery for more details. Leopard seals have, at times, been demonized because of their fierce-looking, toothy mouths and stealth hunting ability. The second largest species of seal in the Antarctic, these massive, intelligent pinnipeds are known for their distinctive calls, which vary based on the individual, as well as their unmatched curiosity. I was fortunate to spend one of the most memorable experiences of my life, when I spent three days interacting and playing with a female seal, a story which became iconic through my @TED talk at Long Beach, California.
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In 2016, Al Gore invited me to Antarctica as part of his @ClimateReality project, and he used this image during his TED talk about optimism. I believe it captures the ephemeral beauty of ice. Together with @CristinaMittermeier and @Sea_Legacy, I have seen the disastrous effects of climate change in person so, so many times. Tonight, Cristina and I will take part in an internationally webcast one-hour conversation with @PropertyBrothers’ @MrSilverScott as part of 24 hours of artists, thought leaders, business visionaries, politicians and musicians bringing this ultra important issue to the forefront. Tune into our Facebook page at 8PM EST to hear it.
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Swipe left to view some of the SeaLegacy winter fine-art poster collection featuring imagery by myself, @cristinamittermeier and members of the incredibly talented @Sea_Legacy Collective like @andy_mann. Thank you for the amazing response. All proceeds help continue our important work in ocean conservation. Want one in time for a Christmas? There are 48 hours left (Deadline: midnight on December 12th) to order in time for delivery before Christmas in the U.S. International orders will now arrive after Christmas. Swipe left see more options, and click the link in my bio for all details: sealegacy.org/store. Thank you for #TurningTheTide with us.
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While on expedition this year in Cuba, @Sea_Legacy raised $10,000 to repair a scientific research centre that had been destroyed by Hurricane Irma. We also discovered a revolutionary concrete product that can be used to rebuild corals. Our pie-in-the-sky dream is to rebuild coral reefs and promote both science and sustainable tourism that supports healthy coral reefs everywhere. Do you believe it’s possible? My partner @CristinaMittermeier and I have curated a wishlist for the oceans. It’s called the #12DreamsofChristmas and our first Christmas dream is healthy reefs. Instead of purchasing plastic gifts that inevitably go into garbage or recycle, consider giving the gift of a membership to The Tide and letting your loved one help in #TurningTheTide for our oceans. #12DreamsofChristmas
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I will be at the @paulnicklengallery today from 1-5 signing books and prints, sharing the message of @sea_legacy and #TurningTheTide on #ClimateChange I will be in New York until tomorrow sharing the conservation story of the #dyingbear of the arctic. Let’s get the message out there! @goodmorningamerica @todayshow @fallontonight @jimmyfallon @thelateshow @colbertlateshow @stephenathome #NatureLovers #Nature #ClimateChange #Arctic #Polarbear #Conservation
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This week I posted a video of a starving bear. It was difficult to film, and even harder to watch, as evidenced by the reactions it elicited. The truth is hard, but photojournalism is more than pretty pictures. It can be a difficult job. Journalism exposes—raw and without bias—the world’s issues in the interest of transparency, honesty and, I believe, change for the better. At @Sea_Legacy, we want to break down the walls of apathy and move people to change. We went to the Canadian Arctic to document the effects of climate change. We found the good, the bad and the ugly, but mostly just beautiful animals and landscapes we want to protect. We will continue to share it all with you in the interest of creating positive and lasting change. Thank you for helping us in #TurningTheTide. @Sea_Legacy with @CristinaMittermeier.
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The dance we do when we speak about climate change is exhausting. Some people will simply never believe, despite irrefutable scientific evidence, bizarre weather events, and unprecedented natural disasters. So, as we head into holidays—where many of us will find ourselves debating with loved ones about important topics like climate change—do yourself a favour and search “global temperatures over the past 100 years.” Find one of the innumerable graphs and studies that show the consistent rise in temperature, download it to your phone, and share it with deniers. Most importantly, do not fight with these people. Kill them with kindness, intelligence, patience and empathy. The climate change crisis is urgent and important, but we must treat each other with respect.