Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia
In a moss-draped rain forest in British Columbia, towering red cedars live a thousand years, and black bears are born with white fur.
“Paul Nicklen is a master at getting closer. He gets close enough to take this beautiful forest with this beautiful bear, eating a salmon, and make it all come together in a photograph that captures your imagination. I feel like I’m there. I can almost smell that forest, the bear. This is Paul’s home. This looks like a photo he took in his backyard of a dear friend.”
—Chris Johns, Editor in Chief (NatGeo)