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Paul Nicklen's newest coffee table book is available Nov. 10, published by National Geographic and available at bookstores and online. For more details on the book, visit

Left: Drifting pack ice enables this walrus to remain above clam beds.

A leopard seal bares teeth in a threat display designed to scare Nicklen away from her food, a hapless penguin.

A bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus, rises to the surface to rest after feeding.

In a unique over/under shot, Nicklen captures a leopard seal with polar ice looming ominously in the background.

© Alert Diver — Fall 2009