Parks Canada’s Gift to the Earth

Parks Canada turned 100 on May 19, 2011. In recognition of its conservation efforts it received the WWF Gift to the Earth Award. Watch the video below to learn more about Parks Canada’s recent conservation successes. The addition of Lancaster Sound as a National Marine Conservation Area is fantastic news – it is home to millions of seabirds, like these thick-billed murres on Prince Leopold Island.

 

Parks Canada’s 100th anniversary video:

 

The city limits timelapse

Another cool timelapse video, showing the contrast between cities and nature.

Timelapse – The City Limits from Dominic on Vimeo.

Arctic photography by Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen is probably the world’s top Arctic and Antarctic photographer. His photos are unequaled, as is his zeal to get THE shot. This excellent TED talk gives a taste of the lengths he goes to to get his award-winning photos. Enjoy.