Paul Nicklen: Using Photography for Conservation

Paul Nicklen is a photographer who uses his imagery to connect global audiences to the beauty and fragility of our ecosystems and the animals that depend on them.

Nicklen has worn many hats, including that of a marine biologist, wildlife and fine art photographer, filmmaker, conservationist, speaker, and author, and now the latest is as a teacher who wants to train photographers to capture imagery that will save the earth, its animals, and ecosystems from extinction. His career has spanned 20 years, during which he has done numerous assignments for National Geographic, where he is a fellow.

Nicklen’s work delivers audiences to an underwater realm witnessed by few. His sensitive and evocative imagery has garnered over 30 of the highest awards for a photographer in his field, including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the prestigious World Press Photo for Photojournalism.

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