This picture was taken in Ferryland, Newfoundland by, I believe, Kevin Le Morzadec. He could be the one in the picture though, I'm not sure. While I have little to no desire to ice climb, I can still appreciate a beautiful picture.
This isn't a new video, but I think appropriate for my return to the blogosphere. Paul Nicklen is my favorite nature photographer. His focus is on the polar regions and his photos are awe-inspiring. I first stumbled upon him by his TED Talk, which you can watch here. The video below is a fascinating mini-documentary on the Emperor Penguins and the physics behind how they jump/fly out of the water. Enjoy.
If I could make a living being any type of photographer, other than climbing/sport, it would be a wildlife photographer. National Geographic is obviously a great source of beautiful and inspiring wildlife photos. They just posted a compilation of the best pictures from January, and here the two wildlife pictures:
I can't write a post about wildlife photography without talking about my all-time favorite photogapher: Paul Nicklen. His specialty is photographing animals from the polar regions. Essentially, he sits around for hours and days on end, freezing and waiting for that fleeting moment when the animal appears. I've chosen three of my favorites, a virtually impossible task, for your viewing pleasure. If you have 20 minutes to watch the video of his TED 2011 talk, I promise you won't regret it. His story and images will touch your heart.
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