National Geographic

@natgeo 1 month ago
Photo by @paulnicklen | I was 26 years old when I took this photo of Dr. Mitch Taylor removing a tranquilizer dart from a massive male polar bear that we found sleeping in a summer den, high up in the mountains on Baffin Island, Nunavut. This was the moment in my journey through life when I realized that I could be much more effective as a photojournalist than as a scientist. Now I spend much of my time translating what scientists are saying into visual stories—to build a bridge between the scientific community and the rest of the world. When I was growing up, the Internet didn't exist. Google wasn't even a word. Young people today are growing up in an era where it's easier than ever before to access and to publish information. With all the climate deniers out there, it can be hard sometimes to know what's real and what isn't, but I've spent most of my life in the field, on the edges of the wild, and I've seen the effects of climate change with my own eyes. Follow me @PaulNicklen to learn more about climate change in the Arctic and how I am #TurningTheTide and bridging science and solutions with my team at @SeaLegacy. #inspire #empower #youth #ExtinctionEndsHere

Photo by @paulnicklen | I was 26 years old when I took this photo of Dr. Mitch Taylor removing a tranquilizer dart from a massive male polar bear that we found sleeping in a summer den, high up in the mountains on Baffin Island, Nunavut. This was the moment in my journey through life when I realized that I could be much more effective as a photojournalist than as a scientist. Now I spend much of my time translating what scientists are saying into visual stories—to build a bridge between the scientific community and the rest of the world. When I was growing up, the Internet didn't exist. Google wasn't even a word. Young people today are growing up in an era where it's easier than ever before to access and to publish information. With all the climate deniers out there, it can be hard sometimes to know what's real and what isn't, but I've spent most of my life in the field, on the edges of the wild, and I've seen the effects of climate change with my own eyes. Follow me @PaulNicklen to learn more about climate change in the Arctic and how I am #TurningTheTide and bridging science and solutions with my team at @SeaLegacy . #inspire #empower #youth #ExtinctionEndsHere