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Looking through the lens of photographer Paul Nicklen

THE ENDS OF THE EARTH - Looking through the lens of photographer Paul Nicklen
Growing up in the small Inuit community of Kimmirut, Nunavut on Baffin Island, Paul Nicklen’s interest in the Arctic began as a small child travelling on the land and observing wildlife. After completing a degree in biology and working as a biologist for four years, Nicklen embarked on a three-month solo expedition into the High Arctic that made him realize that he could better serve wildlife populations as a nature photojournalist. “I could now bridge the gap between good science and the public through Canadian Geographic’s and National Geographic’s millions of readers rather than helping collect another data set,” says Nicklen.

Known for diving into the freezing waters of the Arctic and Antarctic, Nicklenís mission is to take great photographs of the animals that thrive in these environments and to show how climate change is affecting them. “My goal is to create awareness and ultimately create change through photography,” he says.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is pleased to welcome Paul Nicklen as he talks about his lifelong journey to create awareness of the polar regions, his insight on the effect of climate change as seen through a camera lens, and his humorous and frightening encounters with the very animals he is striving to help.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
at 7:30 p.m.

Centrepointe Theatre
101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, Ont.

Available starting March 16, 2009, at Centrepointe Theatre Box Office or
Tel: (613) 580-2700 or (866) 752-5231

$15 for RCGS members
$20 for non-members
Free for children under the age of 12 (who must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult).

* Prices do not include venue surcharge for phone orders, CRF and processing fees.

• More about Paul Nicklen
• Interview with Paul Nicklen at the Canadian Geographic Photo Club

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