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Can Geo Talks: Spring 2009

“The Ends of the Earth”
Looking through the lens of photographer Paul Nicklen

Photo: 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.

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