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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Flight of the Penguin

Two emperor penguins fly through the air as they clear the ice edge. The propulsion
these flightless birds achieve thanks to the bubble physiology they have developed
over hundreds of thousands of years in their feathers as an evolutionary adaptation to avoid predators, allows them to reach great speeds underwater as they exit the icy seas and land with a thud on the sea ice.