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The snowy owl is one of the most iconic birds in the arctic and one of more than 200 birds species that call the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge their home. Many of the birds of the refuge migrate to and from all fifty states and six continents to feed and rear their young. During the summer months nature flourishes under the never setting arctic sun, allowing birds to raise their young quickly in the short season. When winter sets in, many birds leave. The snowy owl is one of the birds that can deal with the harsh arctic conditions, in certain winters however, when lemming populations plummet, even the snowy owl is forced to migrate south. In so called irruption years, they then can even be found in the northern states of the lower 48, where I photographed this bird along the Oregon shore. @florianschulzproductions #wildlifephotography #arcticrefuge #savethearctic #oregon #alaska #nikon #florianschulzphotography #birdofprey #wildlifeplanet #keepitwild

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A serene morning on the outer coast of the Great Bear Rainforest. Through the night we could hear the wolves howling in the distance as the wind had completely died down. We explored the area on several sailing expeditions with our little trimaran and were rewarded with wonderful wildlife encounters each time. In 2010 I was part of the @ilcp_photographers Great Bear Rainforest RAVE with the outcome of a Nat Geo Story: "Pipeline Through Paradise". We need to keep fighting for those last wild places! A big Thank You also to @iantmcallister for all his work. #florianschulzphotography #greatbearrainforest #ilcp #conservation #solitude #sailboat #adventure #natgeo #expedition #nikon_photography

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Photo by @florianschulzvisuals

As part of my quest to document some of the last wilderness areas on the planet, I did a long photography expedition in Arctic Canada, traveling over 1200 km from Qikiqtarjuaq along the edge of Baffin Island past Pond Inlet to Arctic Bay. We explored many of the fjords and the ice edge along the coast. In the northern tip of the island, we regularly encountered polar bears, like this mother and cub.

With temperatures rising, the ocean ice forms later in the year and retreats earlier, making it ever harder for the bears to hunt their most important prey: seals. We are at a crucial time to turn things around for our planets climate, the bears and ourselves. Follow me @florianschulzvisuals for more images and stories from the wild. @natgeo @florianschulzproductions #polarbear #arctic #mothers #arcticwildlife #canada #nikon #expedition #wildlifeplanet #earthimage #florianschulzphotography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #conservation #savethearctic

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RepostBy @thephotosociety: "Photo by @florianschulzvisuals

As part of my quest to document some of the last wilderness areas on the planet, I did a long photography expedition in Arctic Canada, traveling over 1200 km from Qikiqtarjuaq along the edge of Baffin Island past Pond Inlet to Arctic Bay. We explored many of the fjords and the ice edge along the coast. In the northern tip of the island, we regularly encountered polar bears, like this mother and cub.

With temperatures rising, the ocean ice forms later in the year and retreats earlier, making it ever harder for the bears to hunt their most important prey: seals. We are at a crucial time to turn things around for our planets climate, the bears and ourselves. Follow me @florianschulzvisuals for more images and stories from the wild. @natgeo @florianschulzproductions #polarbear #arctic #mothers #arcticwildlife #canada #nikon #expedition #wildlifeplanet #earthimage #florianschulzphotography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #conservation #savethearctic" (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)

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Photo by @florianschulzvisuals

As part of my quest to document some of the last wilderness areas on the planet, I did a long photography expedition in Arctic Canada, traveling over 1200 km from Qikiqtarjuaq along the edge of Baffin Island past Pond Inlet to Arctic Bay. We explored many of the fjords and the ice edge along the coast. In the northern tip of the island, we regularly encountered polar bears, like this mother and cub.

With temperatures rising, the ocean ice forms later in the year and retreats earlier, making it ever harder for the bears to hunt their most important prey: seals. We are at a crucial time to turn things around for our planets climate, the bears and ourselves. Follow me @florianschulzvisuals for more images and stories from the wild. @natgeo @florianschulzproductions #polarbear #arctic #mothers #arcticwildlife #canada #nikon #expedition #wildlifeplanet #earthimage #florianschulzphotography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #conservation #savethearctic

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Photo by @florianschulzvisuals

As part of my quest to document some of the last wilderness areas on the planet, I did a long photography expedition in Arctic Canada, traveling over 1200 km from Qikiqtarjuaq along the edge of Baffin Island past Pond Inlet to Arctic Bay. We explored many of the fjords and the ice edge along the coast. In the northern tip of the island, we regularly encountered polar bears, like this mother and cub.

With temperatures rising, the ocean ice forms later in the year and retreats earlier, making it ever harder for the bears to hunt their most important prey: seals. We are at a crucial time to turn things around for our planets climate, the bears and ourselves. Follow me @florianschulzvisuals for more images and stories from the wild. @natgeo @florianschulzproductions #polarbear #arctic #mothers #arcticwildlife #canada #nikon #expedition #wildlifeplanet #earthimage #florianschulzphotography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #conservation #savethearctic

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Back on the "International Polar Bear Day" we celebrated these amazing creatures that have found a way to thrive in one of the world's harshest environments. Their lives depend on the cold and the sea ice that forms every year. Global warming is now severely impacting their home, reducing summer sea-ice in an ever increasing rate. Even a few years ago scientists talked about an ice free arctic ocean at the end of the century - today we see new headlines warning of this ice free arctic ocean to begin occurring already as soon as this year! Please fight for our climate, call for a carbon tax. The planet needs it, not just the polar bears! .
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#polarbear #climate #conservation #carbontax #arctic #savethearctic #florianschulzphotography #nikon #earthcapture #wildlife #planet #globalwarming #awareness #compassion #timetomakeachange #bethedifference #purplepangolin

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We love our Arctic animals. ❄️ #repost @florianschulzvisuals ・・・
We had a number of beautiful frosty and cold days in Germany. It reminded me of the special days photographing the wildlife of the high Arctic. For this little Arctic Fox image I had to climb up onto a steep mountain side. The fox was perfectly camouflaged in the white world. It only gave itself away by occasional little barks when it was announcing the border of its territory to rivals in the area. #arcticwildlife #arctic #florianschulzphotography #snow #arcticfox #nikonphotography #nikon

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The Arctic Refuge is one of the most pristine and vast wilderness areas left in North America. From the Arctic Ocean a prairie-like tundra landscape leads up to the Brooks Range. Every year the Porcupine caribou migrate to this specific spot to calf. 200 000 caribou flood the landscape. This magical wilderness is under threat as the Trump administration wants to allow oil development in the very coastal plane of the refuge, which plays such a vital role for caribou, muskox, wolves and a myriad of migratory birds. Opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling was hidden in the GOP tax bill that was just approved by the senate. We need to speak up to protect these last wilderness gems for the next generation. Please spread the word and follow me for more impressions on the Arctic Refuge, the place I have documented for over 15 years. @thephotosociety @natgeo @florianschulzproductions #publiclands #ArcticRefuge #wilderness #alaska #caribou #conservation #nikon #aerial #florianschulzphotography #naturelovers

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@Regranned from @thephotosociety - Photo by @florianschulzvisuals
The Arctic Refuge is one of the most pristine and vast wilderness areas left in North America. From the Arctic Ocean a prairie-like tundra landscape leads up to the Brooks Range. Every year the Porcupine caribou migrate to this specific spot to calf. 200 000 caribou flood the landscape. This magical wilderness is under threat as the Trump administration wants to allow oil development in the very coastal plane of the refuge, which plays such a vital role for caribou, muskox, wolves and a myriad of migratory birds. Opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling was hidden in the GOP tax bill that was just approved by the senate. We need to speak up to protect these last wilderness gems for the next generation. Please spread the word and follow me for more impressions on the Arctic Refuge, the place I have documented for over 15 years. @thephotosociety @natgeo @florianschulzproductions #publiclands #ArcticRefuge #wilderness #alaska #caribou #conservation #nikon #aerial #florianschulzphotography #naturelovers - #regrann

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RepostBy @thephotosociety: "Photo by @florianschulzvisuals
The Arctic Refuge is one of the most pristine and vast wilderness areas left in North America. From the Arctic Ocean a prairie-like tundra landscape leads up to the Brooks Range. Every year the Porcupine caribou migrate to this specific spot to calf. 200 000 caribou flood the landscape. This magical wilderness is under threat as the Trump administration wants to allow oil development in the very coastal plane of the refuge, which plays such a vital role for caribou, muskox, wolves and a myriad of migratory birds. Opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling was hidden in the GOP tax bill that was just approved by the senate. We need to speak up to protect these last wilderness gems for the next generation. Please spread the word and follow me for more impressions on the Arctic Refuge, the place I have documented for over 15 years. @thephotosociety @natgeo @florianschulzproductions #publiclands #ArcticRefuge #wilderness #alaska #caribou #conservation #nikon #aerial #florianschulzphotography #naturelovers" (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)

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Photo by @florianschulzvisuals
The Arctic Refuge is one of the most pristine and vast wilderness areas left in North America. From the Arctic Ocean a prairie-like tundra landscape leads up to the Brooks Range. Every year the Porcupine caribou migrate to this specific spot to calf. 200 000 caribou flood the landscape. This magical wilderness is under threat as the Trump administration wants to allow oil development in the very coastal plane of the refuge, which plays such a vital role for caribou, muskox, wolves and a myriad of migratory birds. Opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling was hidden in the GOP tax bill that was just approved by the senate. We need to speak up to protect these last wilderness gems for the next generation. Please spread the word and follow me for more impressions on the Arctic Refuge, the place I have documented for over 15 years. @thephotosociety @natgeo @florianschulzproductions #publiclands #ArcticRefuge #wilderness #alaska #caribou #conservation #nikon #aerial #florianschulzphotography #naturelovers

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This is not the Serengeti - this is the Arctic National Wildilfe Refuge in Northern Alaska. I have been filming there over the last 4 year and with every year I have fallen more in love with the place. Hundreds of thousands of caribou move across the landscape, polar bears come to shore, it is home to muskox, wolves and grizzly bears and the nesting ground for myriads of birds. Now, with a single senate vote this area could be opened up to oil drilling. Please speak up! Reach out to your elected officials. Tell them to #ProtectTheArctic now. We must act NOW to protect the Arctic Refuge! #Arctic #ArcticNationalWildlifeRefuge #Alaska #TheLastWilderness #Wilderness #Caribou #WildlifePlanet #Conservation #FlorianSchulzPhotography #TheArcticRefuge #ilcp #FlorianSchulzProductions #ourwild #publicland #nikon @florianschulzproductions

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A serene morning on the outer coast of the Great Bear Rainforest. Through the night we could hear the wolves howling in the distance as the wind had completely died down. We explored the area on several sailing expeditions with our little trimaran and were rewarded with wonderful wildlife encounters each time. In 2010 I was part of the @ilcp_photographers Great Bear Rainforest RAVE with the outcome of a Nat Geo Story: "Pipeline Through Paradise". We need to keep fighting for those last wild places! A big Thank You also to @iantmcallister for all his work. #florianschulzphotography #greatbearrainforest #ilcp #conservation #solitude #sailboat #adventure #natgeo #expedition #nikon_photography

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Being in the presence of wolves is such special feeling. They are such smart animals and give the landscape another dimension of wildness. There is little chance to sneak up to a wolf. To get good images one has to spend the time, win their trust and let them come to you. If one were to succeed to sneak close, they realize you are there sooner or later, set off a few short barks and it is the last you have seen of them for a while. Shane more describes this kind of scenario beautifully in his recent film Ghost of the Mountain about his pursuit of a snow leopard family. For that very reason it sometimes make sense to let the animals learn that you are part of the landscape and not a threat to them. @iantmcallister of course has done the most amazing work of wolves in the Great Bear. Check out his books. #wild #wolves #wildlifephotography #wilderness #florianschulzphotography #BritishColumbia #GreatBearRainforest #InstaAnimal #gratitude #nikon #earthpix #wildlifeplanet #natgeo

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Being in the presence of wolves is such special feeling. They are such smart animals and give the landscape another dimension of wildness. There is little chance to sneak up to a wolf. To get good images one has to spend the time, win their trust and let them come to you. If one were to succeed to sneak close, they realize you are there sooner or later, set off a few short barks and it is the last you have seen of them for a while. Shane more describes this kind of scenario beautifully in his recent film Ghost of the Mountain about his pursuit of a snow leopard family. For that very reason it sometimes make sense to let the animals learn that you are part of the landscape and not a threat to them. @iantmcallister of course has done the most amazing work of wolves in the Great Bear. Check out his books. #wild #wolves #wildlifephotography #wilderness #florianschulzphotography #BritishColumbia #GreatBearRainforest #InstaAnimal #gratitude #nikon #earthpix #wildlifeplanet #natgeo

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These beautiful prints were left by a full grown wolf in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia in Canada. It is so much fun to follow such tracks on a beach because you know that the wolf has just passed along the very same spot you are standing on. And somewhere at the end of these tracks is the wolf. Soon the high tide will wash the tracks away again. I used a strong wide-angle lens to show the tracks part of the landscape. Even though these are not human foot prints, this image makes me think of the National Parks slogan: "Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints." What is so special about the Great Bear Rainforest is, that there are no permanent tracks by humans - like roads leading into it. Access is by boat only. We sailed there with our little 27 ft trimaran. #florianschulzphotography #florianschulzproduction #wilderness #wolf #tracks #tracking #greatbearrainforest #wild #conservation #nikon #freedomtoroam @florianschulzvisuals

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An image from the good old days of film. This shot of the beautiful Tetons was photographed on a Fuji 6 x 17cm large format camera. Looking forward to flying to Jackson tonight to take part in the Jackson Wildlife Film Festival this coming week. #landscapephotography #shotonfilm #florianschulzphotography #GrandTetonNationalPark #Mountains @jacksonholewild @florianschulzvisuals

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At the heart of my ShotOver stabilized gimbal system is often the 50-1000 zoom lens with the 8K RED Helium. As the lens does not allow a wide open aperture it is great to see the great low light capability of the Helium sensor. It is just the best true full frame 35mm telephoto set up for wildlife. Despite the heavy payload it is rock solid on the ShotOver! I am looking forward my return to Baja, where I will be installing the F1 to my boat and film whales and dolphins as well as Baja Californias coastal landscapes. #reddigitalcinema #shotover #wildlifefilmmaker #cinematography #dp #florianschulzphotography #8k #wildlifeshooter #filmmaking #aerialfilming #filmgear #cameragear @shotover @florianschulzvisuals #redcc

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The super cub airplane is one of the best ways to get around in Alaska's vast wild landscape. It is only a two seater airplane but can land in places most other airplanes cannot. I've been fortunate to spend hundreds of hours in the air with some of Alaska's best Bush pilots who have become great friends. I use the super cub to get into remote areas, scout out locations and do aerial still photography. One just has to become used to shooting around the wing struts. #FlorianSchulzVisuals #FlorianSchulzPhotography #AerialPhotography #Alaska #BushFlying #SuperCub

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Aerial shot of the beautiful rugged coastline of the Alaska peninsula. The low tide exposes the shallow rocky coast. #Alaska #Aerials #FlorianSchulzPhotography #FlorianSchulzVisuals #Nikon #naturephotography #landscapephotography @florianschulzvisuals

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Filming bears with my brother Salomon in Alaska. It has been great to spend so much time in the field together! We were out for two months that year in multiple locations along the Alaska Peninsula. What an incredible place! This is from a few years back when I got into the moving pictures. I love it both - stills and film and they are equally powerful. But filmmaking - especially wildlife demands so much gear and is so much more complicated, permits alone .... :) #reddigitalcinema #wildlifefilmmaker #alaska #florianschulzphotography #florianschulz #brothers @florianschulzvisuals

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I do not believe in game farms and in my career as a wildlife photographer it has taken me a along time to take the first photograph of a wild wolf. They are such elusive animals and unfortunately still get persecuted in so many corners of this planet as vicious and dangerous animals. It kills me that so called predator control is promoted. The population regulates itself.
By now I had the wonderful opportunity to be in the presence of wolves, sometimes weeks at a time. Never have I ever encountered an aggressive or dangerous wolf. The contrary is the case. Wolves rather avoid humans. I had to be very cautious and win their trust over time. In this image I purposely used an longer shutter speed of about 1/15 sec. to blur the background to add motion which created a more dynamic image. #florianschulzphotography #florianschulzvisuals #nikon #nikonnofilter #Alaska #wildlifephotography #natgeo #wolf #wild #instaanimal #gratitude #respect #wildlifephotography #bethechange #wildlifelovers #earthcapture

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Exploring the arctic wilderness during our "To The Arctic" project. #florianschulzphotography @florianschulzvisuals

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Filming aerials in arctic Alaska. I am running the Cineflex Ultra with the RED Helium 8K and the Fuji 42x lens. One of the greatest tools in #wildlifefilmmaking ! We ordered a special B4 adapter to greatly improve the sharpness. #reddigitalcinema #florianschulzphotography #aerial #aerialcinematography @florianschulzvisuals

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Shooting the large caribou migration in Alaskas Arctic. We turn day and night around because of the golden light during midnight hours. Enormous groups of caribou came together in the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge.
On the nose of the JetRanger is the #Cineflex Ultra. Inside the gimbal the 8K RED Helium camera with the Fuji 42x lens. I love to have the option of really tight zooms while still being able to pull all the way back and shoot a wide angle scene if necessary. #florianschulzphotography #reddigitalcinema #wildlifefilm @florianschulzvisuals

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Entering the loose pack ice north of 80°. I traveled multiple times to #Svalbard in the recent years. On this particular expedition we were creating a video for #Nikon Optics. #nikon #florianschulzphotography #arctic #wilderness #expedition #sailing #sailboat #florianschulzproductions

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This October I am giving a series of Nat GEO Live talks in Washington D.C. (17th) and Seattle (22nd - 24th). I am taking the audience "Into the Arctic Kingdom" - following polar bears and other wildlife across the arctic. #arctic #natgeolive #natgeo #florianschulzphotography #seattle #washingtondc #wildlifephotography

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