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Paul Nicklen



Paul Nicklen is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist who has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet for over twenty years. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine, Nicklen captures the imagination of a global audience.

Nicklen is uniquely qualified to create his brand of documentary photography which informs and creates an emotional connection with wild subjects in extreme conditions. His work delivers audiences to an underwater realm witnessed by few. Nicklen’s sensitive and evocative imagery has garnered over 30 of the highest awards given to any photographer in his field, including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the prestigious World Press Photo for Photojournalism.

He is equally recognized by the conservation community for his outspoken work, and has been awarded the Natural Resources Defense Council BioGems Visionary Award. Most recently, Nicklen was bestowed an honorary PhD at the University of Victoria, for the impact his photography has had on climate change.

In addition to being one of the world’s most acclaimed nature photographers, Nicklen is a sought-after speaker, a TED Talks legend, an author, and National Geographic Fellow. In the past two decades, Paul has collaborated with scientists, filmmakers, conservationists and explorers to create awareness and inspire action for global issues like climate change.

As a co-founder of the non-profit, SeaLegacy, Paul Nicklen is opening a fresh, progressive chapter in the story of ocean conservation. Through visual storytelling, Sea Legacy inspires millions of people to stand up and have a voice for the pristine places threatened by climate change.

Paul Nicklen's Gear
Whistler Backpack 450 AW IILP37227-PWW4-season ultra-resistant backpack for outdoor photography equipment and essential wilderness gear.
Powder Backpack 500 AW – Midnight Blue/Horizon BlueLP37231-PWWA 55L versatile solution for backcountry photographers looking for extreme lightness, performance and capacity
GearUp Case LargeLP37141-PWWTravel organizer and packing case for storing and protecting digital devices, cables & accessories.
GearUp Camera Box MediumLP37145-PWWCompact travel packing case and storage solution for a mirrorless camera, lenses and accessories.
GearUp WrapLP37140-PWW

Compact travel organizer for phone cables, adapters, USB memory sticks and small devices.
Pro Trekker 650 AWLP36777-PWWThe ultimate big-glass expedition pack, built to provide long-wearing comfort and large capacity for professional photographers
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