The product of more than two years of planning Ghosts of the Arctic was filmed exclusively in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard in the depths of Winter. It is my hope that the film will impart some of the haunting beauty of this incredibly precious and endangered polar wilderness; as well as give you some insight into my life as a Polar photographer. I hope you will take six minutes out of your day, set your display to full screen, turn off the lights, crank up the volume, and allow Ghosts of the Arctic to transport you away to one of the world’s most spectacular polar regions; in it’s rarely seen winter veil. Please Enjoy.
Two polar bear cubs engage in a wrestling match on an ice floe in Lancaster Sound in Nunavut, Canada. It is estimated that approximately 2,000 of the animals live in the area, a number that has been in decline for decades.
Photograph by Ralph Lee Hopkins, National Geographic Creative
natgeotravel Video by @paulnicklen // A flurry of snow rapidly covers the seascape as a mother polar bear frolics with her young, four month old cubs. In order to feed herself and her two growing offspring, she must be an infallible hunter. After a successful hunt, the playful cubs nuzzle and play with their mother, and she, ever patient and tender, endures their affections. To see my favorite photograph from this moment, #follow me on @paulnicklen For @Sea_Legacy with @fredgranathMusic by @adamnriddle
Author’s Note: i really didn’t think i’d start another series so soon, really i didn’t. but this came to me one night, and i feel like i’m going to scream if i don’t write it. this story is basically a love note from me to a lot of different things; some of it is personal, some of it is fictional, a lot of it is me doing something i never do and writing real, true love story. i hope you enjoy this prologue!
Summary: Two years after soulmate bonds are formed in our universe, and still the world is reeling from the connections. Everyone seems to be affected, except you. You seem to think you’ve been left out and forgotten, though you don’t really want a soulmate at all. All you really want is to be alone with your music…
O/C’s Spotify song this chapter:Blow - Ghinzu (music for each chapter will be the song the reader/oc/you is listening to)
Warnings (this chapter): references to threats of self-harm
Word Count: 5,024
METRO UK APRIL 8, 2013
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW! FIRST UK SOULMATE PAIR DISCOVERED: TWO YEARS ON
Anita and Wesley Goulding made history on this day in 2011 as the first couple in the UK to find their soulmate after the Era Shift. They’ve sat down with us today to discuss how they met, the struggles they endured in the early days of finding one another, and why they think the new soulmate process is a double edged sword.
Q: Congratulations on two years!
Anita: Thank you! It really doesn’t feel like it. I wake up every morning and see him, and I somehow fall more in love with him.
Wesley: I honestly don’t know what I was doing in my life before I met her. It’s been the most magical two years.
In 1909, E.R.G.R. Evans was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy and was in the preliminary stages of planning his own Antarctic expedition. He’d been South before, on the Morning, one of the ships which relieved the Discovery Expedition – which Scott commanded – in 1904. When Scott went public with his plans in September 1909, he offered Evans a deal: let’s merge our expeditions; you bring your funds and sponsorship deals over to mine, and I make you second-in-command of a more prestigious enterprise.
“Teddy”, as he was known, was actually in full command of the Terra Nova for her first few months, sailing from Cardiff to Cape Town in the sumer of 1910. He was well liked on the ship: his leadership style was something like the alpha in a pack of schoolboys – there were practical jokes and raucous rags, but at the same time the ship ran smoothly, lubberly scientists were made into tall-ship sailors, and the whole crew bonded as a functional unit. If you imagine Tigger with a pinch of Jack Aubrey, you get close to Teddy Evans at sea.