These two sure make life interesting. Sometimes I wonder what's going through the minds... other times they will not quit telling us! after today's walk at the waterfront I learned the following: 1:we need a boat, 2:the titanic was taller then the crane building then new condos, 3:smokers who throw butts in the ground should go to jail, 4:green smoothies are better with ice, 5:people sometimes poop in the trees near the waters edge, 6:we should have brought a kite, there was more, I forgot... #squamishkids#squamish
Happy birthday @paulnicklen it was a pleasure getting to see how you work, and being witness to this in real life instead of the digital reprints! #Repost@craigwelch on this beauty by @paulnicklen
The sea around the Antarctic Peninsula is a magical, fragile place; rich with wildlife, like this humpback whale feeding on krill. It is finally time to protect it.
This week in Moscow we representing @natgeo, @sea_legacy and @natgeopristineseas at #Antarctica2020, a meeting of the Ambassadors from the countries representing the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Resources #CCAMLR to begin the process of creating a network of Marine Protected Areas in Antarctica. Caption by @cristinamittermeier
Photo @ladzinski / A #crabEaterSeal resting on a small iceberg under a fiery sunset on the #AntarcticaPeninsula. Over the last two decades, the Antarctica Peninsula region has warmed significantly, directly contributing to substantial ice loss. Sea ice is critical to not only the large animals in this ecosystem, but to the lower food chain as well. It's where bacteria grows that krill feed on. Predators in turn, like this crab eater seal here, feed heavily on krill. The loss of sea ice creates a struggle from the bottom up leaving with it a lot of unanswered questions to what this means for the abundance of animals that live here and how it's affecting ocean sea rise globally. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo / @sea_legacy
A #leopardSeal stealthily on the hunt for prey in the icy waters of #Antarctica. It's an isolated time of year when these seals can easily catch fledgling penguins heading out to sea for the first time, switching from there normal diet of krill. Like most marine animals on the #antarcticapeninsula krill is the primary source of food. In recent years krill fishing has become a heavy industry for humans, used primarily for omega 3 supplements. The issue at hand is that krill feed nearly an entire ecosystem almost exclusively, meaning that we are walking a delicate line by pulling out millions of tons per year. The situation is further complicated by receding sea ice, which is where krill feed on bacteria. Melting ice directly contributes to ocean sea rise, less food for krill and increased temperatures globally. It's a sticky situation with a lot of unanswered questions. Now, more than ever, we look to the leadership of #CCAMLR, the council responsible for managing the marine living resources in the waters surrounding Antarctica, to make the right decisions on how Antarcticas oceans are fished responsibly. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo / @sea_legacy@paulnicklen@cristinamittermeier@andy_mann@craigwelch@ianvaso@shanemoorefilms@pattersonimages#CCMLAR2018
Thanks to theses little monkeys Eero and Eli, for allowing me the gift of fatherhood! Of course @jmepat had a big hand in that as well :) love you guys!
The views from the deck on this giant hotel, that isn't open yet... are pretty good. Within 2 years will be a "mega" all season style resort / hot springs / recreation zone. China makes my mind melt in some crazy ways. 36 degrees, and planning for .
A sad day for many, heartbreaking for our friend and snowboard legend Ken, having to announce the end of 28 years of snowboarding camps on Blackcomb glacier. Life changing for many, I cannot think of the words needed to describe or thank the man for creating what he did- and all those involved. Rip @campofchampions and thank you Ken. @dustincraven /COC 2008
Follow @ladzinski if you like eye candy from amazing locations! What a trip this was! #Repost@ladzinski (@get_repost)
As a photographer I always enjoy giving the occasional dental exam to apex predators. This #leopardSeal unabashedly giving my camera a face full of smiling teeth. Admittedly I would have been a lot more scared in a situation like this had my friend @paulnicklen not prepped me before getting in the water that these beautiful animals will curiously open their mouths in front of the reflective dome of your camera, perhaps trying to communicate or simply just being playful. Swimming in the icy waters with these incredible creatures is something I will never forget. It's sad to see first hand how these animals are living in an ever changing environment. Over the last two decades, the Antarctica Peninsula region has warmed significantly, directly contributing to substantial ice loss, leaving with it a lot of unanswered questions to what this means for the abundance of animals that live here. It's directly affecting ocean sea rise globally and the need to make appropriate environmental decisions has never been more critical. I'm sincerely hoping and praying that the administration in my country will make sensible choices and stay IN the Paris agreement. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo / @sea_legacy@paulnicklen@cristinamittermeier@andy_mann@craigwelch@ianvaso@shanemoorefilms@pattersonimages
Happy day in Revy a few years back with @pendygram , Jonaven and Kirt.. and some small cornice walking creature! #canoncanada150
#Repost@natgeo with @repostapp
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // As the sun sets over the calm waters of the Antarctic Peninsula, a young leopard seal rests on a whimsical piece of ice. Corroded by currents and waves, small icebergs like this one, serve as perches for wildlife, including penguins, seals and seabirds who often use them to rest. Without ice, life in the polar regions would be impossible. To learn how our story will be used to promote the creation of marine protected areas in Antartica and for #moreocean, please #followme at @CristinaMittermeier.