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Found. We landed on Vancouver Island an hour ago and after being gone for 44 hours, they responded to @cristinamittermeier calling them, 15 km from their point of departure. They were hiding under a shed at a log sort site along the ocean. Thank you everyone for all of your support and kind messages. I think we need to change their names to Houdini one and two. Thank you everyone for helping us look for them. @phylliskane @davidduchemin @chelsie.x.b @nat.groulx #Michelle #Anette and Dave!

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Scroll through pics. Would you take the time to pluck parasites off a large sunfish if it asked you to? I am not bothered by much in nature but have to admit that the parasites are quite gross to touch. On the other hand, how can you say no to a fish that looks at you with an eye like that. As one of my heroes, Steve Irwin used to say “ Look at her eye, isn’t she a beauty!” @cristinamittermeier and I spent a lot of time plucking this one clean. As did this hungry seagull. #symbioisis #littlebackscratchplease #nature #sunfish #molamola #naturelovers #beauty #adventure #explore

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Have you ever seen an ocean sunfish (Mola mola)? They have to be one of the coolest fish in the sea and they are everywhere here in Monterey Bay, California. They weigh up to 2200 pounds and get to 8 feet in diameter and they are an absolute riot to dive with. I think they are gorgeous. Look at the picture of @aprilbencze swimming next to a large one in BC for a size comparison. Often they follow us around because they want us to remove their parasites from their bodies. Look at the last image of @Cristinamittermeier scrubbing a small one with a boat brush. It did not want her to stop and kept bumping up against the hull of the boat for more parasite removal services. Females can produce up to 300,000,000 eggs which is more than any other known vertebrate. Tragically there is a very large mortality rate from the driftnet fishery and they also eat ocean plastic mistaking it for jellyfish and squid which are their favorite food sources. #coolfish #ocean #naturelovers #photography #love #fish

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We are back in Monterey to finish strong with the humpback whales and their feeding frenzy on anchovies. What should we shoot next? Are you more excited by pictures of breaching whales or lunge feeding? Please scroll through these pics and let me know your thoughts. The real magic of our work is the slow motion 8k cinematic footage we are capturing that we will be releasing at a later date. #finishstrong #whale #naturephotography #wildlife

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Back to the humpback whales of Monterey Bay. When I see fog that is thicker than pea soup, I get excited. At some point that fog will burn off and as it does, you get fogbows, dramatic light, mood, patterns and in this case a humpback whale diving down on a school of anchovies. Taken #onassignment for @sealegacy. Shot on the Sony a7RIII @sonyalpha #nature #whales

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It has been an awesome @sealegacy fundraising mission to #NYC and we fly at 5am tomorrow morning to continue filming humpback whales and their relationship to the foundation fish species of anchovies. Shot #onassignment for @sealegacy with @nathangarofalos @jonmccormackphoto @kyle.roepke, @cristinamittermeier and @siren_excursions

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It is hard enough being a mom. Imagine being a mom in a place where there is no place to hide or no reprieve from constant threats. There are poachers, male lions, hyenas and other threats and challenges. It was truly a privilege to have her allow us into her world. #hereistoallthemomsoutthere. #gratitude #nature #love #beauty. With @liannanixon and @ericnixonphoto

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Monday morning. This is how I feel after a red-eye flight from Monterey, California to New York for @Sealegacy meetings. After 6 nights of fours of sleep, I am feeling a little exhausted, a little playful and ready for the next adventure. Learning to sleep like a bear. #bear #nature

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I always love to hear your opinion. Humpback whales lunge skyward while feeding on anchovies in Monterey Bay, California. These two images were taken in the same place on the same day but a few hours apart. Do you prefer the sunset light or the normal daylight? It is hard to imagine that the people of Monterey Bay get to call this home? #nature #naturelovers #whales

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Tug-of-war is a common game with wolf pups. A piece of kelp, a branch or in this case, an eagle feather served as the perfect item to use in their antics. #wolf #seawolf #play #wildlife #photography #nature #naturelovers

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It is important to look back from time to time, reflect, give thanks and have gratitude for all of those who have helped us along the way. Hard to imagine the journey ahead for this newborn leucistic Antarctic fur seal. #gratitude #antarctica

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Can you see the wolf? Just because we don’t see them it does not mean that they don’t see us. When I am out in nature I often get a feeling that I’m being watched. When that happens, I stop, sit down quietly and remain motionless. Often I am rewarded with glimpses of an elusive and shy animal. This sea wolf was there for a second and then, like a ghost, it melted back into the forest. #nature #wolflove #beauty #patience

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Today, we have an opportunity to stand up for 18 shark and ray species, including the endangered mako. If the world votes YES on adding makos to @CITES Appendix II, it could mean the difference between this shark's survival or its extinction. Mako sharks are hunted for their fins and meat, which are highly valuable on international markets. They often die as bycatch in long-line fisheries as well, and they're not alone. Humans kill 100 million sharks each year. These animals regulate the systems that ensure our ocean stays healthy and abundant. We cannot afford to lose them. Join me, @SeaLegacy, @CristinaMittermeier and @ShawnHeinrichs in #TurningTheTide for #makos. Support #CITES4Sharks; sign your name through the link in my bio; ask Canadian Ministers @jonathanwnv and @cathmckennaottcen to stand up for sharks and switch Canada's vote to “YES” -- protecting the mako and fulfilling their commitment to Canada’s role in environmental leadership. 📸: @ShawnHeinrichs

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I grew up in the Canadian Arctic, and have carried it with me everywhere I go since my childhood. Every time I go back it's like going home. Visiting Antarctica is somehow both different and the same; to be there is to feel like I belong. I've dedicated my life's work to sharing these far-off places with the rest of the world because they deserve to be recognized and protected, and because they are important to me the way anybody's hometown is important them. Today, I found out "Polar Obsession 360," a film that I worked on for @NatGeo and which received two Webby awards this past spring, has just been nominated for an Emmy. I am honoured, and I hope that this acknowledgement will bring more public awareness to the beauty and fragility of our polar ecosystems. The lives we live everyday have a direct impact on this part of the world. HUGE congratulations to my team! @NatGeo, @blackdotfilmsvr, @CristinaMittermeier, @Ladzinski, Ignacio Ferrando Margelí, Frederic Lilien, Shane Moore, @PattersonImages, @RodolfoWerner, @CraigWelch, @Ianvaso, @Andy_Mann, #Dio Poncet, #Juliette Poncet, Max Solomon, Malvina Martin, Matt Zymet, Gabbi Ewing, and Kaite Mullin. Thank you everyone! 🙏 #PolarObsession #VR #NationalGeographic #leopardseal #Antarctica #Emmys

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Nine years ago, I got wind that someone was painting my photographs and posting them on Facebook. It turns out it was Jay Inslee ( @JayInslee), then-congressman for the State of Washington. He was painting these pictures to connect his grandchildren to the issue of climate change. I was deeply moved to say the least and reached out to him. Over the years we have become fast friends. He brought me into Capitol Hill in Washington DC to speak to his congressional staff about climate change. We hung out during the massive fires in Washington in 2015 when I followed him around as he visited affected communities and encouraged firefighters. He has been a great Governor for Washington State, and now he is running for President of the US on a climate change platform, and he needs our support. If we don't solve climate change, then nothing else really matters. Go get em, Jay!!! This is our last stand for this planet. #Gratitude

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Well, it is shark week and I am going to be posting nothing but for the next few days. I was thinking this morning that I don’t have much experience with sharks but then I did some rough math and have had the good fortune to swim with over 20 species of sharks from all around the globe, including tigers, bulls and this blue shark. Never have I had a thought of fear, worry, concern. I have had a lot of respect and appreciation but that is different. I have always been in awe. As a kid, I was terrified of sharks but I was damaged by Jaws like so many. Have you been in the water with sharks? What is your relationship to them? Do you fear for them and do you worry about their future? Do you understand their overall importance in keeping an ecosystem in balance? Let’s get the conversation started. #sharks #sharkweek #nature #wefearwhatwedontknow

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A few years ago, we were finishing up our story on the Hawaiian culture and their connection to the sea. @oceanramsey and @juansharks introduced us to their connection to the great sharks of Hawaii. Here, Ocean swims with a large, gentle and graceful tiger shark offshore from the Hawaiian Islands. We spent an hour with this inquisitive shark and I found incredible peace and calm while swimming with her. Many Hawaiians believe that sharks like this one could be their Aumakua, a family God or deified ancestor returning to visit them in the sea. There are many stories of nā ʻaumākua (in animal form) intervening to save their descendants from harm. It is extremely bad luck to harm an Aumakua. This is in sharp contrast to the mass slaughtering of sharks that take place on a daily basis around the world. For that we are going to work tirelessly to change. #shark #tigershark #nature #gratitude

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Have you ever looked into the mouth of a humpback whale? I had not either until I took this photograph in Monterey Bay, California. I knew that baleen lined the edges of the mouth but I never realized that it lined the roof of the mouth also. Once a whale engulfs a school of fish and hundreds of gallons of water along with it, they use their massive tongue to expel the water while retaining these fatty little fish called anchovies. This is what I love the most about photography. It forces me to stay longer, wait for the right moment, watch, observe, learn, wait some more and then voila in a fraction of a second, there is a moment in time, recorded, never to be lost, to share, educate and make us care a little more for these leviathans of emerald seas. #nature #whale #ocean

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Let’s look inside the mouths of two humpback whales while they lunge-feed on anchovies just because we can. Look at all of that baleen. Have you seen a baleen whale before? #nature #animals #whales #love #beauty

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At @sealegacy we are breaching for joy. Against an influx of seemingly insurmountable odds, there is good news to share. I was blown away last year when over 200 thousand of you made a commitment with @sealegacy to not to travel to Iceland in light of the commercial whaling that still takes place there. Our team collaborated with other conservation organizations committed to #StopTheHunt, putting pressure on Iceland and the International Whaling Commission. This summer, no whales are being hunted in Icelandic waters. We have a lot of work left to do to make this a permanent reality, but one powerful action, as small as signing a petition, can make a difference. Thank you for showing up time and time again when we ask. The power we hold together is stronger than anything alone. Further help the fight to end all commercial whaling by heading to the link in my bio and becoming a member of The Tide. #StopTheHunt #RaiseTheTide #StopIcelandWhaling #WorthMoreAlive

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Can you spot the eye of this lunge-feeding humpback whale? I would close my eye too if I had hundreds of anchovies flowing out off my mouth, past my eye with dozens of seabirds diving after them. In two weeks we will be there to film this phenomena. Or shall we say, this phenomenal behavior. Can’t wait. #goingaftertheshot #nature #naturelovers

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When we did our big feature story in @natgeo on the #Hawaiian culture, @cristinamittermeier and I were shown true respect, kindness and treated like Ohana. We were welcomed into a community built on close connections, both to each other and to the natural world. To my Ohana back in Hawai'i, we stand with you in your fight to protect sacred land. The Hawaiians would always say to us “Never mistake our kindness for weakness.” Hawaiians are perhaps kindest people I have ever met and perhaps the most fierce if crossed. Buffalo Keaulana, Brian Keaulana, @kala_dacaptain, @yancymedeiros, @noheamakaha , @samkapoi, @moks_da_smokes @haakeaulana and so many others. Mahlao Nui Loa!! #wearemaunakea. 
On July 15, the government was set to begin construction of the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) at Mauna Kea's summit, a dormant volcano that is a site sacred to Native Hawai'ians.
 A line of elders and other peaceful protestors have joined together to block construction and are taking a stand to protect their land and air, culture and tradition. Many have been arrested despite peaceful protests. Join the Kānaki Ōiwi and me in supporting the protection of Mauna Kea, tag a friend in the comments to help spread the word and follow @protectmaunakea to learn how to take action. #TurningTheTide @puuhuluhulu @kakoo_haleakala @kanaeokana @tiare4maui @prideofgypsies @therock @huioheenalunorthshore @kahookahi #makaha

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I have had the pleasure of testing the new Sony A7RIV, Sony 600mm and the Sony 200-600 lenses. What better place to test this combination than Tofino, British Columbia, where we found bears, seals, sea otters, dolphins, whales, sea lions, and my friends’ really cool wolf/dog Cyper. I have never been a gear head when it comes to photographic equipment. I just care about the results. I want to shoot powerful imagery that will connect the world to the places and species that I hold dear. If someone had told me a year ago that I could shoot 60+ megapixel images at ten frames a second on super sharp lenses, I wouldn’t have believed it. As a wildlife photographer, the most important thing is for people to look into the eyes of animals, feel a connection and care. Well, this little powerhouse camera has an animal eye-tracking feature, and it did a marvellous job of locking onto their eyes so I could focus on composition. We have arrived at an exciting place in photography, and I feel privileged to be on this journey with all of you. With @ryantidman @scottymbarnes @scharieg @oren.lawson @quoashinis @SonyAlpha #bealpha #nature #gratitude #naturelovers

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Next stop in our 2019 filming expeditions is Monterey Bay, California. My buddy Nathan Garofalos from @idoaerials is bringing in his million dollar GSS camera and I am confident we are going to capture something that earns your respect from this remarkable corner of the world. @jonmccormackphoto @cristinamittermeier, @bradleyphotographic and others are going to make up this exceptional team. Risso’s dolphins, humpbacks, birds, sea lions, blue whales and rich kelp forests make this one of the most beautiful locations on the Western seaboard. Why do Risso’s dolphins chew on one another to this extent? Let’s find out together. #nature #naturelovers #adventure #explore

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The images that I post on social media and the stories that I tell have been built on the backs of so many exceptional people. From guides, First Nations, Inuit guides, assistants (I don’t like that word) and amazing friends like Dr. Patrick Freeny ( @pfreeny) in this photograph. After @natgeo accepted my proposal to do a Spirit Bear story, I soon realized that we would never be able to come up with a budget big enough to hire a live-aboard boat for several months. The story was shelved for three years. Then I met Pat in Antarctica and he immediately offered his 50 foot sailboat to the project. He did much more than that. He cooked for the team and he was always there to pick us and our wet gear up at the end of a day of shooting in the little rubber boat. Always smiling and always a gentleman. He even used his medical skills and patched me up when I got hurt. Now that is what I call a friend and a teammate. It was a difficult story but we managed to get a nice cover feature in the yellow magazine. #gratitude #life #friends #explore

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After a week of sitting in the pouring rain, in the same spot, day after day, from dark to dark this was the first moment that I saw my first spirit bear. This picture is a bit blurry because I was just too excited. The light was also extremely low. My friend and editor @kengeiger was equally sad that @natgeo could not run the image but that does not lessen the moment or the memory. Another one of nature’s finest gifts. Sign up for my monthly newsletter to get behind-the-scenes stories from the field. Link in bio. #gratitude #bear #nature #naturelovers #kermodebear

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Did you know that there is a species of dolphin that does not have a dorsal fin? These elusive, playful and rarely seen dolphins exist in big numbers off the west coast of British Columbia. What species are they? Here is a hint…the word whale is part of their name. #nature #naturelovers #dolphin #love #beauty #explore

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Orcas patrol the open blue sea off the West coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. So often I put my camera down to enjoy such charismatic megafauna but when a pattern presents itself, my instinct is to capture the moment. Why do things usually look better in threes? #orca #nature #beauty #bw #blackandwhite

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I am getting so many incredibly kind birthday wishes from many of you in texts, DM’s, FB, IG, WA, and emails. Cristina is off doing conservation work and I am home for a few days with our rescue pups and I am going to soak it all in. I love birthdays; not because of the food or the gifts or the celebration but rather, for the chance to reflect, look back on the past year and give so much gratitude for family, our @sealegacy team, the adventure, the conservation wins, the friendships, the journey, the love, the experiences and most of all, I am grateful to have the chance to be immersed in some the most fragile and beautiful ecosystems on Earth. It is also a chance to look forward; to do goal setting and know in my every inch of being that we are going to continue to fight for this planet. Thank you for the nice wishes and thank you for being there. Now, I am going to turn off my devices and head into the mountains with these beautiful pups and begin the process of reflection. #gratitude #love #beauty #adventure

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Heading home to the land of wolves, bears and orcas. Can’t wait to explore BC. Encountering wolves like this gorgeous female sea wolf is the ultimate gift. #home

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A mother humpback helps her young calf rest on the surface on the Silver Bank of the Dominican Republic in a display of nurturing that was humbling to witness. Before this moment, I never would have imagined that I would get a chance to lay motionless next to a mother humpback whale and her calf - and for them both to fully accept our presence. Here, these whales come to give birth in shallow warm, water before eventually turning back to feed on nutrient-rich water in the far North. The average humpback's migration covers a distance as long as 5000km; they travel to eat and breed, and mothers stay with their calves for about a year. Follow @SeaLegacy for more on ocean conservation. #TurningTheTide #gratitude

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Photos by @NickHawkinsPhotography // "There are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales left, and they’re being killed faster than they can reproduce.... In just four weeks, 1.5 percent of the population has been lost. Most concerning is that four of the dead whales are reproductive females, of which there are now fewer than 100. To make things worse, three more right whales have been spotted entangled in the first weeks of July." - Tom Cheney Right whales are dying on the eastern coast of North America. Since there are only 400 left, with fewer than 100 reproductive females, we might be witnessing an extinction. @SeaLegacy Collective member @nickhawkinsphotography recently worked on the story for @NatGeo. His images are striking and tragic, and capture the sort of moments that wildlife and conservation photographers dread most; the day that you stand next to an animal killed before its time, outside the natural circle of life. Watch @SeaLegacy’s story and swipe up to learn more about Wolverine and Punctuation, the dead right whales pictured here. Ready to start #TurningTheTide with us? Click the link in my bio to join The Tide.

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That moment when an orca descends underwater towards you and your boat; its sleek and powerful body curving like a bow, dorsal fin slicing through the midnight-dark waters in northern Norway. That is when you place your snorkel in your mouth, grab an underwater camera and slip over the edge of the zodiac. Your gut tells you that you might be foolish - that you might be taking your life in your hands when you decide to meet this great species face to face, but rationale is overrated when you put your trust and faith in the most intelligent top predator on this planet. And then you realize that you have taken your life in your hands, but not in the way you thought, because being in the water next to an orca changes something inside of you. With @cristinamittermeier @goranehlme and @hannestrager for @sealegacy

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The endless shapes and patterns of glacier ice in Antarctica. Something I will never tire of studying. From my latest book "Born To Ice”. #fineart #nature #beauty #ice #photography

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One of the things that fascinates me most about the ocean is how little we know. There are so many mysteries and secrets hidden in the depths of the sea - so many things still to be discovered. Narwhals are sometimes called the unicorns of the sea, and the males are most recognizable by their ivory tusks; a long canine tooth covered in thousands of nerve endings and pores that protrudes from the upper jaw. In 2017, SeaLegacy celebrated the announcement of what will become the Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound Marine Protected Area in northern Canada. Parks Canada and the QIA (Qikqtani Inuit Assocation) are still negotiating final steps in a process started in 2007, and initially proposed as far back as the 1980s. In 2019, we're closer than ever to seeing the boundaries of the Tallurutiup Imanga officially protected under Canadian law. Success in conservation always takes longer than it should, but patience is crucial - and always worth it. #TurningTheTide #BornToIce #narwhal #marineprotectedarea

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I am constantly hitting all of you with heavy conservation messages and that can get depressing. Therefore, as a brief palate cleanser, I offer you this cute baby fur seal from Antarctica. Now it is back to business as usual as there is much work to be done. Thanks for always being there. #wildlife #love #beauty #gratitude #naturelovers

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We are constantly seeing signs of boats going too fast in wildlife corridors. Luckily this green sea turtle seems to have made a full recovery. #slowdown #nature

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A humpback whale descends into the depths of Gerlache Strait, Antarctica to gorge on krill. Tragically, another Grey whale has washed up dead near Seattle this week. That adds up to over 70 dead grey whales this summer alone. 37 dead whales have been found in California, three in Oregon, 25 in Washington, five in Alaska and an additional five along the coast of British Columbia. These are the ones we know about which means that there is a massive die off of whales taking place. This die-off is the highest in 20 years. Scientists believe most of the massive animals are starving to death and speculate that it’s because food sources are vanishing in the dramatically warmer waters triggered by climate change. Massive global effects caused by climate change are no longer a discussion for the future. We are in the middle of a radically and rapidly changing planet. #nature

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This small group of orcas kept spy-hopping around our inflatable boat in the northern fjords of Lofoten, Norway. They were showing so much curiosity that it seemed like an invitation to get in the water with them. As soon as we did the young calf brought over a jellyfish and then proceeded to play with it in front of us for quite some time. With my good friends @hannestrager and @frederik.wolff #photography #nature #naturelovers #orcas #love #bw #whales

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All that a grizzly bear from Alaska should worry about is its next meal, saving energy, the whereabouts of other bears, and gaining weight for the long winter hibernation ahead. What they should not be worrying about is human encroachment, mining activity, who is going to put a bullet in them from a cowardly distance, roads being built through fragile habitat, toxic mining chemicals flowing down its salmon bearing streams, harassment by low flying mining helicopters, excessive noise and overall destruction of its habitat. Thank you to everyone who weighed in on the Pebble Mine. We need you and so do these bears. Thank you for lending your voice, power and might in this cause. Go to the link in my bio. #nopebblemine With @ericnixonphoto and @liannanixon

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Finally, at home in British Columbia and it is time to turn my camera towards our local marine creatures like these Pacific White-Sided Dolphins. #nature #gratitude #greattobehome #bw #photography

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Walking among giant tortoises in the Galapagos feels like a scene out of Jurassic Park. At up to 900 pounds the Galápagos giant tortoises are the largest living species of tortoise and with lifespans of over 100 years, it is also one of the longest-lived vertebrates. One lived for at least 150 years in captivity. We watched this huge male tortoise mount this female and at an estimated 600 pounds there was no getting away. And, I can tell you, nothing happens quickly with this species. Tortoise numbers declined from over 250,000 in the 16th century to a low of around 3,000 in the 1970s. This decline was caused by overexploitation of the species for meat and oil, habitat clearance for agriculture, and introduction of non-native animals to the islands, such as rats, goats, and pigs. 10 species of the original 15 survive in the wild. Conservation efforts in the Galapagos have resulted in thousands of captive-bred juveniles being released onto their ancestral home islands, and the total number of the species is estimated to have exceeded 19,000 at the start of the 21st century. Despite this rebound, the species as a whole is classified as "vulnerable” by IUCN. #nature #naturelovers

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Photographs by @cristinamittermeier from our recent @sealegacy expedition to the Galapagos Islands. Aptly named, Eagle Rays soar through the shallows off of Santa Cruz Island. How unfortunate it is that we can’t hold our breaths forever as we never want to leave a situation when we are in the presence of so much grace and beauty. With @metrojourneys and @luksth #nature @sonyalpha @aqualungdivers

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What a wonderful homecoming and greeting committee. @cristinamittermeier and I are finally back home after a very productive @sealegacy expedition to the Galapagos. Our team has gone its separate ways for now to plan for the next expedition. Our México rescue pups are safe and sound after so many people took such good care of them for us. As soon as we got home they jumped into my lap and fell asleep. Thanks Mom and @chelsie_x_b for looking after them!!! #reunited #family

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Photographs by @shawnheinrichs // What does it feel like to swim with the biggest fish to have ever lived on this Earth? I have been lucky to swim with countless whale sharks in a variety of seas, however, to experience the beautiful and gargantuan female whale sharks of the Galapagos Islands is something that will stay with me forever. Many of these females were likely pregnant and some scientific models suggest that they could reach 130 years old. All day we drifted offshore in the open blue water waiting for hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, tuna, and other big schools of fish to appear. We found them all, but it was these bus-sized, 50-foot long female whale sharks that appeared out of the depths that literally took my breath away every time. The best part is that they would slow down, wait for us, observe us and then just as ghostly as they appeared, they would disappear into the depths. It is moments like this that makes us vow to stay 100 percent focused and engaged to build a global conservation movement. We are growing our community of supporters so species like this will continue to have a voice and necessary protections. The expedition is over but now the conservation heavy-lifting begins and how lucky we are to be surrounded by such an awesome team. #turningthetide with @sealegacy. With @cristinamittermeier, @mishajanard @luksth, and @kyleroepke #natureismydrug

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I have been extremely fortunate in my life to have traveled the world. I have stepped foot on every continent, and dived in the waters of every ocean, but Canada is where I was born and it is where I return after a long expedition to recharge. I grew up in the far north surrounded by fields of ice and snow, and I learned so much from the land and the people that live there that I feel like its still a part of me everywhere that I go. Happy Canada day everyone! With my brother @aaron_nicklen. #BornToIce #exploreCanada #throwback #home #CanadaDay

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My life’s art has been to walk in the shadows of creatures more complete than I am- to go unnoticed in the wild lands where they live and eat and breed. Over the course of my career I have followed the footsteps of polar bears through fields of snow in the deep Arctic; watched from the sidelines as 80 lb emperor penguins launched themselves like rockets out of the water; camped out for weeks through blizzards and rainstorms in the hopes of getting the perfect shot. In this photo, a pod of humpbacks bubble feed in the light of the setting sun, and the photo only captures a fraction of what it was like to witness this in person. #whales #sunset #gratitude

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The story of Bristol Bay is about a movement to keep one of America's last true wild places out of the hands of industry titans, because what happens to these waters, happens to all of us. With your help, we have sent 45,000+ signatures to Congress asking them to put a stop to the creation of the largest gold and copper mine the world has ever seen; a mine that would alter the face and the future of Bristol Bay forever. Your voices were heard, and the U.S. House of Representative has taken a first step toward protection. In the coming months, the administration's Army Corps of Engineers and the Senate will continue to play critical roles as they consider next steps. As this unfolds, I may call on you to take further action. For now, thank you for joining me, @SeaLegacy and everyone in Alaska already standing up for Bristol Bay. We couldn't do what we do without you. #NoPebbleMine #SaveBristolBay #TurningTheTide

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I have been photographing in the polar regions for the past twenty-five years. Eighteen of those years as a photographer for National Geographic Magazine. However, finally, I can take a step back and compile my favourite photographs from both ends of the Earth and put them in one massive fine art coffee table book called “Born to Ice.” It is 344 pages, weighs 9 pounds and is sustainably printed in Italy on the finest paper. This generous person had this to say on Amazon. "I have collected a few of Paul's books, which were all amazing. But this one surprised when I opened the box. I was travelling and forgot I ordered it, and I guess I never bothered to look at the sizing on this, so getting it and realizing how heavy and big it was, was pretty cool. Can't believe it was only $90! Have spent upwards of $500 on books that don't even come close to this. The imagery as expected is just incredible, and the size of the book really adds to the shots as well, as you can really see the detail. Also supported Paul and his work with SeaLegacy is another” T. Harriman I also have released this same book in a signed and/or inscribed limited edition clamshell with a variety of fine art prints. We fulfil each order ourselves and are sold from my website. Please enjoy! Link in my profile.

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How do we first start to change the world? By adding our voices to important movements and by refusing to sit quietly while the might of industry drives us deeper into climate crisis. The construction of Pebble Mine would forever change the future of Bristol Bay, Alaska - and for all of the people and animals that live there. It will destroy 3,500 acres of wetlands and 80 miles of salmon streams that are a critical part of the system where half of the world's remaining wild salmon population returns to spawn every year. Bears will be displaced and disturbed by the port construction, port activity, and the travel corridor. We cannot let this beautiful place turn into another industrial wasteland. Please, join me and sign the petition to stop the Pebble Mine at the link in my bio. #NoPebbleMine #WeAreBristolBay #ExtinctionEndsHere #TurningTheTide