This post comes courtesy of a link from the Kateoplis Tumblr page—which is a Tumblr I highly recommend if you’re interested in gathering links to great photos and interesting tidbits from the art, fashion and photographic communities. She recently linked to a National Geographic story about Narwhal hunting in Arctic ice floes by Paul Nicklen. Nicklen is an amazing photographer, and this series—which is definitely a bit disturbing due to fairly graphic images of the animals hunted and butchered—is enlightening and moving. A must read for fans of the work of Mr. Nicklen, and for those who are simply concerned about the plight of the arctic and its inhabitants, both man and animal.
Photograph by Paul Nicklen