'Visions of the Artic' on display in Venice
VENICE, CA -- The Artic has come alive at the G-2 Gallery in the form of an exhibit of works by award-winning nature and wildlife photographer Florian Schulz.
Schulz' photography is designed to document threats to the Arctic region by such risk factors as oil and gas development and the loss of snow and ice due to climate change.
The stunning collection of photographs also shows the visible impact that climate change is already having on the Arctic landscape, from the initial breakup of sea ice to the slow and steady melting of glaciers.
"During my summer months in the Arctic, I witnessed an explosion of life as millions of migratory birds came to breed and polar bears traveled from ice floe to ice floe," Schulz wrote on his Web page.
"The Arctic is also full of captivating marine life, such as the beluga whale, which I saw congregate in large masses to feed on fish near the shore of the Chukchi Sea.
"If an oil spill accident were to happen, it would wreak irrevocable damage on the Arctic's richly diverse landscape."
Schulz' exhibit continues through June 20, 2010.