One Man's 'Polar Obsession,' In Pictures A book out this month by photographer Paul Nicklen, Polar Obsession, documents the wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic. Nicklen, who was raised in an Inuit community in Canada's Arctic and whose work has been published in hundreds of magazines around the world, including National Geographic, talks with Melissa Block about the roots of his preoccupation with frigid regions.
NPR logo

One Man's 'Polar Obsession,' In Pictures

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120399312/120402391" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
One Man's 'Polar Obsession,' In Pictures

One Man's 'Polar Obsession,' In Pictures

One Man's 'Polar Obsession,' In Pictures

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120399312/120402391" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption
Paul Nicklen/National Geographic

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.