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Twitter

October 17th, 2011

I’m using Twitter to post links about interesting polar stories and sources, also about other photographers that I like. Of course there will be updates about my work too! My Twitter name is @Cobbing.

Follow me on Twitter here

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Life in Longyearbyen

August 16th, 2011

I leave for another trip soon, working out on the sea ice north of Svalbard. The town of Longyearbyen is where many Arctic expeditions equip themselves. Here’s a photo essay about the town, showing how it looks in different seasons.

See the spread here

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New Scientist

June 23rd, 2011

New Scientist magazine have just launched a picture page slot, opening the series with one of the recent polar bear work images. The magazine which is published weekly in the UK, hope to keep the series running with more science related stand-alone images.

See the spread here

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Sunday Times Magazine

June 22nd, 2011

This is a new story about a team of researchers that monitor polar bears around Svalbard. The bears are tranquillised prior to the research, with a dart fired from a helicopter. It’s highly skilled and demanding work, but gains a valuable data set about the health of the Barents polar bear population.

See the bear research work in print here

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Sleeping bears

June 22nd, 2011

This is a new story about a team of researchers that monitor polar bears around Svalbard. The bears are tranquillised prior to the research, with a dart fired from a helicopter. It’s highly skilled and demanding work, but gains a valuable data set about the health of the Barents polar bear population.

View the gallery here

Measuring an adult bear on the ice

WildPhotos 2011

March 5th, 2011

Wildphotos is a two day event aimed at exploring the power of wildlife and environmental photography -the biggest of it’s kind in the UK. It’s held each year at the Royal Geographical Society in London. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking and listening to some great photographers there last year. They’ve just released a short promotional video, ahead of announcing the speakers for 2011.

See the trailer here
And the WildPhotos homepage here

Nick Cobbing and Steve Nugent working in Greenland

Discover

February 25th, 2011

It’s challenging to pitch a story on ocean acidification, editors tend to go to sleep on the phone. It’s not the sexiest sounding subject, but sometimes though, things come together -like here where Discover have made a beautiful spread of the work at Ny-Ålesund last year. If you’re in the USA, you can pick up a copy now.

See the spread here

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BBC Culture Show

November 7th, 2010

The BBC Culture Show is including a short piece about the World Press Photo, broadcast the same evening that the exhibition opens in London. If you’re in the UK, tune in at 7pm Thursday 11th November on BBC2 or catch up with it later on BBC iPlayer. The piece is only 7 minutes long and includes interviews with myself, fellow winner Zed Nelson and others.

See the Culture Show schedule here

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Petermann glacier

August 9th, 2010

Petermann glacier has made the headlines, just over a year after I visited it with Greenpeace. It seems that those rifts we documented have finally opened up completely and a huge piece of the ice shelf has drifted away. Whether it will be held against the band of sea ice, or drift out into Nares Strait is the question everyone seems to be asking

View a gallery of Petermann here

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