Of all the places Earthjustice works to protect, few are as iconic and misunderstood as the Arctic. At best, it conjures images of a distant, icy land sparsely inhabited by polar bears and walruses—beautiful, but removed from our everyday lives. At worst, it's a frozen wasteland devoid of life but rich in oil, a place to exploit at will. But nothing could be further from the truth.
With these images, I hoped to make the general public a lot more aware of what beauty is up there and also what's at stake.
Earthjustice teamed up with photographer Florian Schulz who has been doing incredible work to document the Arctic. With his images he hopes to make the general public more aware of what beauty is up there and also what's at stake.
The Arctic is a thriving, diverse landscape filled with life. Here, caribou in the hundreds of thousands still embark on epic migrations across mighty rivers and coastal plains. And here, wetlands, lakes and oceans teem with life, supporting whales, polar bears, seals and waterfowl.