Category Archives: Animals


Major NAT. GEO. Wildlife Photography Presentation by Paul Nicklen – Buffalo, March 4, 2014

Western New York debut of National Geographic’s “POLAR OBSESSION: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH”

Tickets are $25,  although a VIP package is available for $75 per person and includes a one-hour meet-and-greet with Mr. Nicklen, refreshments, polar-themed gifts and preferred seating.

For details of the speaker and/or to buy tickets, go to and scroll down.

Tickets are also obtainable at:

Excerpts from comments about Paul’s photography:

“In each generation of wildlife photographers, a handful emerge as the standard bearers. They show us the natural world in a way we have never seen it before.  Paul Nicklen is just such a photographer.  His images have presented the mysterious underwater world of the frozen deep not as an icy silent landscape but as a rambunctious, lively street scene–think of him as the first underwater ‘street’ photographer.  His photography has brought us right up close to shy albatrosses, swimming polar bears, propelling penguins, massive manatees, and the elusive spirit bear–to name just a few of his subjects.  Paul’s training as a biologist, his  exciting presentation style and his eye-popping photos make every lecture not just an educational evening but an inspirational event for the entire audience.” – M. Mulvihill

“Had a great time. Really enjoyed the presentation! As an avid amateur photographer, Paul’s talk cured me of any desire I ever had to Shoot for National Geographic. The lengths Paul goes to to get his amazing shots are just incredible. Paul dedication to his craft, his passion for the environment and his presentation style made for an evening we will not forget for a long time.…”

In a susequent addition to this topic, on March 2, I have added details of Paul Nicklen’s book ‘BEAR — The Spirit of the Wild’ (click to go to that page) .

Some Winning Images from International Photo Competitions

These are three, 6-minute slideshows from international photo competitions hosted by the BBC.  The final one has nothing to do with wildlife photography, so it is not quite in context with this blog, but either way I hope you enjoy them and gain inspiration:

Wildlife wonders – creatures up close:

Glorious greenery – winning garden [and wildflower] images:

Top travel photos from around the world:

Saving the World’s Most Endangered Lizards, in the Caribbean

New Collaboration for Caribbean Island Iguana Conservation

January 29, 2014

The most endangered group of lizards in the world, Caribbean island iguanas, are beginning 2014 with a new coalition of conservation champions resolved to implement bold actions to help save these imperiled species. Governments, academics, non-government organizations and private stakeholders will collaborate on more than 20 projects focused on alleviating threats to iguanas, changing public perceptions, and ensuring long-term financial, government, and public support for iguana conservation.

With one Caribbean island iguana species already extinct and eight of the remaining 11 listed as critically endangered or endangered by the IUCN[1] Red List of Threatened Species, this region-wide effort comes at a critical time for the survival of these species….

Read the full press release, from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, at:


The Wolf Renaissance | Conservation | The Earth Times

The Wolf Renaissance | Conservation | The Earth Times.

The recent success of the wolf has been in reaching territories that have been empty for centuries. The American Midwest, Rome, the North Sea coasts of Europe and even Parisian suburbs are within range. Within 30 years population of the grey wolf, Canis lupus has quadrupled. France, Germany, Scandinavia and Italy have the required wilderness areas, whereas the Netherlands, central Scotland and many other urban areas seem unlikely but possible habitats.


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