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Photographer Paul Nicklen opens a gallery devoted to environmental protection

Photographer Paul Nicklen opens a gallery in New York entirely devoted to bringing the need for environmental protection to the attention of its visitors.

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen has opened his first gallery in the city of New York, United States. It focuses on animals, the environment and the risks they both face due to climate change through images shot in diverse areas of the world including the Arctic and Antarctica.

Paul Nicklen, environmentalist photographer

Nicklen, a world renowned photographer and a marine biologist who travels the globe capturing wildlife in its natural habitat, has documented the plight of the polar regions and oceans through his powerful images – his interest in these remote parts of the world emerged whilst living on Baffin Island in northern Canada. The objective is that these photographers spark a conversation about the planet’s future and what can be done to protect it.

Gallery opening on Earth Day

The opening of the gallery took place on the 22nd of April, Earth Day, a United Nations international day in which campaigners seek to bring the issue of climate change, including the melting of the polar ice caps, and environmental destruction to the public’s attention. Furthermore, the opening also comes on the back of president Trump’s threat to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, in which governments around the world committed to reducing emissions and aiming to limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Nicklen’s work highlights the need for dialogue on how climate change affects the world and what can be done to protect the environment. His gallery is set to offer a vital contribution to this fundamental conversation.

Featured image: Ringed seal (Canada) © Paul Nicklen
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