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Special Project
From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier

Finalist in Activism

About Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier

Conservation photographers and filmmakers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier are changing the world together through their shared lens. The two conservation powerhouses, with over 7M Instagram followers, traverse the globe to share their independent and combined experiences with a focus on "art, science and conservation." Creating a global stir on social media with a viral video of a starving polar bear, the video was viewed 30M+ times, galvanizing their viewers into a global conversation about climate change. Continually using their massive social platforms as a forum for advocacy, the couple co-founded SeaLegacy,  a world-class, frontlines ocean expedition and visual storytelling collective, encompassing the work of the Blue Sphere Foundation.


Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier's best work on social