Paul Nicklen (paulnicklen)
Want to follow someone that takes world-class nature photos? Then Paul Nicklen is your man. Holy cow! His photos are so good that they make me want to never post another photo on Instagram in fear of embarrassing myself. I’m not surprised that he has almost three million followers and works with National Geographic. What’s your favorite of his most recent photos? I like the harp seal pup (below), the penguin sliding down the wall, the polar bear swimming, and the sailfish in Mexico.
A newborn harp seal pup rests on the sea ice with a belly full of milk that has some of the highest fat content of any species. Even though it is -20c, this pup is fat, warm and satiated. Harp seals, like many seal species depend on sea ice for their survival. As global climate change reduces the extent, duration, and thickness of sea ice, these seal species are threatened with extinction. Reducing our carbon footprint on this Earth is the only hope for the survival of all pagophilic (ice loving) species. Go to sealegacy.org to learn more about the steps that we can all take to be more aware and take action. #seal #climatechangeisreal #nature #instagood #tbt #family #love #beauty #cute