Oh, Those Bears!

There is, of course, a very serious side to the show that’s on at Berkeley’s David Brower Center: National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen has been observing the state of natural (and manmade) affairs at both poles since he was a child living in an Inuit village in Arctic Canada, and things aren’t looking good. But the images on display in Polar Obsession are a paradoxically joyous reminder of what the world is at risk of losing.

GentooPenguins both alive and dead penguins.

Photos ©2011 Paul Nicklen/National Geographic