A polar bear crosses ice in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Canada. The photographer was struck with emotion while photographing the moment, "I was able to witness many scenes of wildlife and I can guarantee you this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Here the polar bear might be interpreted as holding back the sea ice melting."
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Aerial Pictures Reveal a Wild Arctic Wonderland
Florian Ledoux wants his photography to tell the story of the region, and help to save it in the process.
Wild and bracingly beautiful, the Arctic captured photographer Florian Ledoux’s heart at age ten. “The scale of the landscape and the incredible species that live there draw me to the Arctic. I was deeply touched when I took my first journey above the Arctic Circle and that feeling continues to intensify as I explore further,” says Ledoux.
These days, Ledoux finds himself traversing land and sky in Iceland, Greenland, Canada, and beyond, with a focus on capturing footage of the landscape and wildlife. While working as photojournalist in the French Navy, Ledoux honed his skills on a personal project where he photographed Greenland’s Inuit culture and their relationship with the land. He has entered a number