Paul Nicklen

Renowned photographer and marine biologist Paul Nicklen specializes in documenting polar landscapes and has captured stunning images of leopard seals, emperor penguins, icebergs and polar bears. He is known for using his camera to reveal human-induced climate change and pursues his work in the hopes of generating global awareness about wildlife issues. His latest book, Polar Obsession, published by National Geographic in November 2009, was in its third printing within months of publication. He is also a founder of and contributing photographer to SeaLegacy. “We’ve been trying to get Paul Nicklen to Telluride for years,” Holbrooke said. “His work in remote regions of the world looking at some of the biggest species on earth is revelatory.”