One Man's 'Polar Obsession,' In Pictures

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A female leopard seal greets a fellow adventurer near Anvers Island, Antarctica. Paul Nicklen/National Geographic hide caption

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A female leopard seal greets a fellow adventurer near Anvers Island, Antarctica.

A female leopard seal greets a fellow adventurer near Anvers Island, Antarctica.

Paul Nicklen/National Geographic

Melissa Block talks with photographer Paul Nicklen about Polar Obsession, his new book of photos documenting the wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctic, out this month. Nicklen's work has been published in hundreds of magazines around the world, including National Geographic.

Read more and see a slideshow of Nicklen's work on NPR's photo blog The Picture Show.

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