To the Arctic

  • 204 pages
  • Braided River
  • 978-1-59485-487-3
  • Oct 19, 2011

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* Winner of the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award for "Most Likely to Save the Planet"
* Florian Schulz presented to audiences nationwide in spring 2012 as part of a national campaign culminating in one million signatures delivered to President Obama opposing drilling in the Arctic.
* An exhibit of photos from To The Arctic was displayed in the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda in Washington D.C.

In this stunning, large-format, panoramic photo essay, renowned nature photographer Florian Schulz takes readers on a personal journey to the remote arctic. In contrast to the common perception of the arctic as a "vast nothingness," Schulz's images display an ecosystem of surprising richness that is teeming with life. Following the cycle of a year, To the Arctic showcases a pageant of wildlife oddly captivating forms of muskoxen, waves of migrating caribou, and some of the most extraordinary images ever captured of a mother polar bear and her two cubs.

From expansive aerials of the rich reds and golds of the summer tundra, to stark landscapes of ice and amazing underwater images of sea life, Schulz's range of imagery, accompanied by his personal stories, helps us all understand that not only is this a place worth saving, it is the place that could save us all. Complementing Schulz's work is a foreword to the book by oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society and leader of the Sustainable Seas Expeditions.

To learn more about Braided River and its mission: inspiring people to protect wild places through images and stories that change perspectives, please visit


For an in depth preview of To The Arctic please visit now. There you'll find a look inside feature, the To The Arctic blog, updates on the success of the campaign, and a trailer for the upcoming MacGillivray Freeman 3D IMAX® film of the same name.


  • 204 pages
  • Braided River
  • 978-1-59485-487-3
  • Oct 19, 2011

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