paulnicklen Paul Nicklen

Co-founder of @Sea_Legacy and contributing photographer to National Geographic. Please join The Tide and support SeaLegacy
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16851 88 Jan 22, 2018
paulnicklen: Let’s talk about numbers. This week, I’

Let’s talk about numbers. This week, I’ll be sharing some more of the metrics we use in our conservation work. More than mere awareness, the resulting millions of eyes that see our images and read our words at create the real changes we’ve seen, from the grizzly bear hunting ban in B.C., to protections in the Great Bear rainforest, and Lofoten, Norway. These are all as a result of numbers and photos and words. Non-profits, activists and journalists are the catalyst, but In the end, it’s people like you who demand politicians and governments and organizations to do the right thing. During the Norwegian national election, our numbers added up to more than 15 million impressions, 1.2 post engagements, and 12,900 comments sent directly to the Norwegian prime ministerial candidates. It worked. For instance, Lofoten is protected, at least four years until the next election. We will be ready when that point comes, too, for our oceans. Thanks for following along.

64141 330 Jan 21, 2018
paulnicklen:

. Even if it is only for 48 hours, I will take it. . Go to my last story to see the full rainbow.

102971 1042 Jan 20, 2018
paulnicklen: Why do you think this adult bearded seal

Why do you think this adult bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway is red in color? Hint: This is not its natural fur color. I would love to hear your thoughts. Normally they are grey. I love the power of conservation, rallying a movement, creating real and lasting change, however, sometimes we need to take a short breather and just celebrate the beauty of nature. With

73695 325 Jan 19, 2018
paulnicklen: This limited edition print from the @paulnicklengallery, "Submerged

This limited edition print from the , "Submerged Grace", shows one of the species that will benefit immensely from 's decision to protect the waters around Lofoten. As we continue to apply pressure, moving towards protecting our oceans around the world for amazing animals like these, orcas will be able to thrive in a vibrant ecosystem alongside humpback whales, dolphins, seals, and countless other species who depend on these waters for food. This species, the world's largest dolphin, is one of the most demonized animals in our oceans and must be seen as a keystone species in the open waters of the north, an apex predator meant not for captivity but, rather, for freedom. Contact with any questions about this image, and once again, thank you for your immense support in this journey. Partial proceeds support the efforts of

136921 891 Jan 19, 2018
paulnicklen: This is my last-minute, zero-hour call

This is my last-minute, zero-hour call for help to protect the wolves of B.C.’s Vancouver Island, my home and backyard. Through and our loyal, passionate followers in The Tide, we have worked tirelessly to protect animals and environments around the globe. This one sits close to my heart and my home. These wolves endure barbaric trapping practices and short-sighted culls allowed by the government. Please help us by emailing B.C. premier and his minister Doug Donaldson at these addresses: FLNR.Minister / Premier / john.horgan.mla Let them know how you feel about the way B.C. treats wolves. Then join and The Tide and let’s keep the momentum going, no matter the outcome. THANK YOU!

70254 483 Jan 18, 2018
paulnicklen: It’s the final day to speak up

It’s the final day to speak up for Vancouver Island’s wolves, who continue to endure barbaric trapping practices and short-sighted culls allowed by the government. BC Premier now wants to extend the trapping season—still allowing leg hold traps—to 10 months of the year. You can send your comments directly to the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development, Doug Donaldson: FLNR.Minister And also to Premier Horgan at Premier and john.horgan.mla Thank you for helping.

102980 1096 Jan 17, 2018
paulnicklen: The @BCNDP government is proposing to increase the

The government is proposing to increase the wolf trapping season on Vancouver Island in a misguided attempt to preserve deer populations, lengthening the season to 10 months out of the year despite a lack of scientific evidence. The B.C. government is still not recognizing the coastal wolves of Vancouver Island as genetically distinct and globally rare, nor the highly social nature of these family groups or packs. Leg hold traps are inhumane, cruel and should be banned. If you want to help, join and in letting the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch know you oppose the NDP government proposal to lengthen the wolf trapping season on Vancouver Island. Want to help? The deadline is January 19th. Email at premier Alternatively, the mailing address is: B.C. Fish and Wildlife Operations, 2080A Labieux Road, Nanaimo, V9T 6J9. Alternatively, you could call them at (250) 751-3100. Let’s speak up for those who cannot do it on their own.

344010 5772 Jan 17, 2018
paulnicklen: I love sleeping out in the open in

I love sleeping out in the open in nature. I do it all of the time. When I do this, wildlife quite often gets curious. When I decided to rest on a beach on the Antarctic Peninsula, a curious juvenile elephant seal decided to inspect. My friend, was there to capture the moment. No, I am not sponsored by Canon. With and

167500 1526 Jan 16, 2018
paulnicklen: Due to pressure applied by @Sea_Legacy and the

Due to pressure applied by and the collective concern of the Norwegian people, the current government of Norway has agreed to continue to not allow oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Lofoten region. I’m proud of ’s role in this victory. We ran a massive campaign rallying Norwegian citizens and citizens of the world to speak up and let the political candidates know how they feel. 8.5 million views and over 8000 tweets later, the international and Norwegian news media picked up the story. Norwegian prime minister listened. We will continue to apply pressure, build constituencies, raise awareness and fundraise for those who do not have means—all in the name of conservation. Join us in for our beautiful oceans through the power of storytelling and progressive social media campaigns. We will change the world.

69254 562 Jan 15, 2018
paulnicklen: People sometimes ask how conservation works. What do

People sometimes ask how conservation works. What do we do? How do we make a difference? Today, a clear example is available in the form of a landmark decision by the Norwegian government to not allow oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Lofoten region for another three years at least. ran a massive campaign rallying Norwegian citizens and citizens of the world to speak up and let the political candidates know how they feel. International news media picked up the story. Norwegian prime minister heard the call to action and acted. This is what conservation looks like. Every small voice. Every petition signature. Every tweet. Every photo or video posted with a heartfelt call for the betterment of humanity. They all add up to real, tangible results. THANK YOU to ’s supporters. We cannot do it without you. For more information on how we work, click on the link in my bio.

144480 768 Jan 14, 2018
paulnicklen: Nothing but deep respect and admiration for your

Nothing but deep respect and admiration for your caring and nurturing ways, mama lion. It was an amazing four days on the Mara and I can’t wait to go back one of these days. With

136702 780 Jan 13, 2018
paulnicklen: A large male lion peacefully surveys his surroundings

A large male lion peacefully surveys his surroundings on the Maasai Mara of Kenya. When lions roar you can barely see their teeth. The picture that I just posted on is definitely a yawn. The roar of a lion is very guttural and they just slightly open their mouths to allow the sound to travel. With and