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Lifelong Ohana
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Paul Nicklen

Jan 21 2024

Lifelong Ohana
You will never find more caring and compassionate people in all the Pacific. To have the courage and strength of heart to remain generous even through hardship, to ensure everyone has a parking spot and shady place to sit — that is the aloha spirit.
Icy Landscapes
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Paul Nicklen

Nov 17 2023

Icy Landscapes
Delta Rising
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Paul Nicklen

Oct 11 2022

Delta Rising
It is beautiful, but this is a terrible beauty. For the story of the Colorado River since the 1950s has been a story of how an overburdened river no longer reaches the sea.
Golden Bond
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Paul Nicklen

Sep 15 2022

Golden Bond
What is simple always interests me. Every year, during the annual salmon run, brown bears emerge from the mists in the glacial peaks that ring southwestern Alaska’s wild coastline and riverine valleys.
Dawn Patrol
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Paul Nicklen

Mar 19 2022

Dawn Patrol
BC orcas are aerobatic; they breach all the time. Orcas of Norway are rarely, if ever, seen leaping out of the water.
Gathering of Unicorns
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Paul Nicklen

Dec 17 2021

Gathering of Unicorns
Sensitive and shy, narwhals will retreat the moment they detect a stranger's presence in their home.
Polar Wisdom
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Paul Nicklen

Oct 10 2021

Polar Wisdom
There are no guarantees in the world of assignment photography.
Suspended Grace
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Paul Nicklen

Aug 14 2021

Suspended Grace
People are more likely to care about the ocean if they first fall in love with the charismatic megafauna that call it home.