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Paul will be speaking at various locations around the world for NG Live! For information on upcoming events, tickets, and children's presentations, please visit the NG Live! page. To hire me as a speaker, please contact the National Geographic Speaker's Bureau.


Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice.

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"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

"I just returned from lunch with the Swiss Ambassador to the United States. He told me and I guess he conveyed this to you, that your presentation was the best presentation he had ever heard!!! Pretty amazing. He went from our gathering to having dinner with Supreme Court Justice Kennedy. He spent the entire evening describing your presentation. So Paul, you are making a difference. I cannot thank you enough for your words, your work, your passion and vision." - D. Holladay

"This was my first time buying tickets for the National Geographic speaking series and I wasn't sure what to expect. My boyfriend and I walked away from you talk absolutely blown away, both by your photographs and your commitment to the environment. I absolutely believe that photography and journalism can be a powerful combination to inspire people to make powerful combination to inspire people to make changes in their lives. Although I'd like to believe that I've always been somewhat aware of how my actions impact the environment, it wasn't until I subscribed National Geographic 4 years ago that I became truly committed. Like you said, it was the powerful stories and photographs in National Geographic by people like you that helped me draw a connection to the environment and to seriously consider what my role would be. I just wanted to say thank you for doing what you do!"

"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. This was the first National Geographic Live event my wife and I have ever been to and we are really looking forward to the next one."

"Paul's presentation can only be surpassed by his photographs. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening with Paul, hearing his stories, his humour and understanding a bit of what it took for him to enlighten the world. Memorable night for me."

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