Into the Arctic

A large male polar bear returns to the carcass of a fin whale picked clean by many polar bear mouths. On land, where bears cannot hunt for seals, food is scarce and a whale carcass can mean the difference between starvation and survival. (Florian Schulz)

Holmiabukta Bay, Northwestern Svalbard, Norway

A large male polar bear returns to the carcass of a fin whale picked clean by many polar bear mouths. On land, where bears cannot hunt for seals, food is scarce and a whale carcass can mean the difference between starvation and survival.

National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska

With a trek of about 2,000 miles, the migration of the Western Arctic caribou herd is the longest of any land mammal.

(Florian Schulz)


Florian Schulz

Photographer Florian Schulz spends about 10 months of the year shooting in the field, often accompanied by his wife, Emil Herrera-Schulz.

(Florian Schulz)


Chukchi Sea, Alaska

A large lead develops north of Point Hope in the Chukchi Sea during sea ice breakup in late May.

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(Florian Schulz)


Chukchi Sea, Alaska

The forces of the wind and currents break up sheets of ice and later crush them together forming amazing ever-changing landscapes of ice that vanish with the arrival of summer.

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(Florian Schulz)


Ringed Seals

Ringed seals rest on the ice near a breathing and escape hole.

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(Florian Schulz)


Beaufort Sea

Polar bear jumping on sea ice in the Beaufort Sea.

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(Florian Schulz)


Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

A grizzly bear surveys its surroundings along the Canning River.

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(Florian Schulz)


Northwest Alaska

The eyes of these female muskoxen reflect the white landscape around them.

(Florian Schulz)


Yukon Territory, Canada

Northern Lights in the Tombstone Range.

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(Florian Schulz)


Greenland

In Greenland, as the moon rises, Florian Schulz and his wife, Emil, are kept warm by traditional polar bear clothing provided by their native hosts.

(Florian Schulz)


Florian Schulz

Photographer Florian Schulz spent 15 months working in the Arctic over the course of six years.

(Florian Schulz)


Northern Greenland

Photographer Florian Schulz in Northern Greenland.

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(Florian Schulz)


Northern Greenland

Photographer Florian Schulz and Emil Herrera-Schulz travel with sled dogs in Northern Greenland.

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(Florian Schulz)


Beluga Whales

A pod of beluga whales swims through Arctic water.

(Florian Schulz)


Underwater

While diving in the Arctic, photographer Florian Schulz shot the undersides of icebergs, beluga whales swimming in pods, and thick-billed murres diving for food.

(Florian Schulz)


Svalbard, Norway

Ringed seal pups are born with pure white fur.

(Florian Schulz)


Svalbard, Norway

Wind blowing across a glacier front picks up snow and ice crystals that are illuminated by the setting sun.

(Florian Schulz)


Florian Schulz

Photographer Florian Schulz spent 15 months working in the Arctic over the course of six years.

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(Florian Schulz)


Barents Sea, Norway

A mother polar bear rests with her cubs on the ice of the Barents Sea.

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(Florian Schulz)


Barents Sea, Norway

Polar bear cubs reaffirm the bond with their mothers by touching noses.

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(Florian Schulz)


Barents Sea, Norway

A polar bear cub plays on the ice.

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(Florian Schulz)

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