Fine Art - Paul Nicklen

A smaller selection of my work, featured in this gallery is available as a beautiful limited edition that is printed in a 40 x 60 size, using a dye-sublimation process on aluminum. To order a custom fine art print in an alternative size, please email

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Arctic Ballet

A pod of orcas work together to round up a bait ball of herring in the cold waters of the northern fjords of Norway. Herring are an important food source for many marine animals, some of which travel thousands of miles in search of these forage fish. Like a well choreographed ballet, the pod uses carefully coordinated hunting tactics to round up and consume as much fish as they possibly can. These fragile and productive ecosystem is now threatened by oil exploration.