Posts Tagged ‘Arctic’

2015 Hudson Bay Expedition – End of the Trail

At the end of it all, I’m back where I started. Four summers ago, I loaded up the truck with 500 pounds of gear and set off for Hudson Bay, hoping to photograph the beluga whales here in Churchill, and maybe see a polar bear or two. More than two weeks of bashing myself stupid […]


2015 Hudson Bay Expedition – The View from Above

This changes everything. Like most boys, I dreamt of flying. My young nights filled with aerial adventures that come crashing to earth with the morning alarm. And like most men, I lacked the ambition, attention span or available stockpile of cash to make those dreams a reality. These days, most of my flying dreams are […]


Hudson Bay Expedition – Flying to Nunavut

Flying north from Thompson, we leave the road system behind and head north for an hour toward Hudson Bay under skies full of promise and over miles of mosquito-plagued tundra. We land in Churchill to drop off 90% of our passengers, and pick up cargo and fuel. I study a massive polar bear carcass strung up in a […]


On the Road Across Canada

It’s 2:45 in the morning, and I bolt awake, my brain spinning in full hamster-wheel mode. I am so not ready for this. But the sun comes up whether I’m ready or not. And soon, it’s time to go. My eyes brim with tears as I hold Janet in my arms. Despair grips me. Is […]


2015 Hudson Bay Expedition

For weeks, I’ve been packing as if my life depends on it. Because, not to be a drama queen, it kind of does. How do you prepare for six weeks alone on a boat in the Canadian arctic? Most modern explorers take the travel light and move fast approach. I’m more of a kitchen sink […]


2014 Asferico Nature Photo Competition Grand Prize

Talking about pictures is often a funny thing. It’s easy to take a simple question and way overthink it. People sometimes ask me, how long did it take to get that shot? On the one hand, it’s pretty simple stuff. Something interesting happens and you push the damn button and hope for the best. The […]


2013 National Geographic Photo Contest Grand Prize

Grand Prize and Nature Winner Paul Souders, Seattle, Washington The Ice Bear Christmas came early this year, when a short email arrived announcing that my polar bear image won Grand Prize in the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest. I am looking forward to finally, after 30 long years of working as a professional photographer, visiting […]


2013 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Animals in Their Environment

Polar Bear lurking beneath melting sea ice on Hudson Bay, Canada. Photographed July 11, 2012 using a Canon 7D camera, 10-22mm lens and at the end of a six-foot camera boom. Exposure 1/320 second at f/4. I had been making noise for years about going to Hudson Bay to photograph polar bears. The town of […]


Frozen Strait, Nunavut Territory, Canada

Underwater view of male Walrus swimming in Frozen Strait, near the arctic circle in Canada’s Nunavut Territory. Photographed August 6, 2013 with a Canon 7D camera and 8-15mm f/4 lens at 1/640 f/6.3, housed in an AquaTech underwater housing. One day I was driving my 22-foot C-Dory through open water near the arctic circle, wondering […]


Ny Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway

It’s like I never left. The same frenzied packing, the same interminable flight from Seattle to Oslo to Longyearbyen. The familiar scramble to sort gear, buy up half the groceries on the island, prep the boat and somehow stow three weeks worth of too much gear and food into too small a boat. Somehow, it […]


Svalbard, Norway

Remote camera view of young Polar Bear chewing on the two-year-old skeletal remains of a dead Fin Whale beached near Sallyhamna (Sally Bay) on Spitsbergen Island. We motored overnight to reach Sallyhammna and the final resting place of the dead fin whale we photographed two years ago. We motored into the bay at six in […]


Iceberg Portfolio

London’s Daily Mail newspaper has just published an online gallery of iceberg images. Click here to see the entire gallery.    


Disko Bay, Greenland

Underwater image of icebergs floating near face of glaciers in Jakobshavn Isfjord on summer afternoon. Photographed June 16, 2010 with a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 1/250 second at f/18 Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image