TOKYO-2020 Book / Nature

Antarctica: The Waking Giant

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Nature, 1st Place winner in Book
  • Photographer
    Sebastian Copeland
  • Agency / Studio
    Sebastian Copeland Adventures
  • Technical Info
    6 X 7, 6 X 17, And Full Frame Digital Slr's
  • Photo Date

This book documents over a decade's worth of trips on and around Antarctica. While the coast stirs up visions of a lost world, it is the interior that hints to another planet. I spent 84 days crossing its lifeless plateau with no help but skis and kites. Temperatures never warmed above -35C, a challenge on everything, particularly the equipment.My research gave me a deeper perspective on the variations taking place at the hands of climate change. The images I bring back tell the story of a changing environment which spells the oncoming re-drawing of the world’s map, and all that it implicates.

Sebastian Copeland is a photographer, polar explorer and climate researcher. Noted as a photographer “who has produced works that are of outstanding artistic merit and communicates messages of urgent global significance,” Copeland has led numerous expeditions to document the endangered Polar regions. In 2017, Copeland was named one of the world's top 25 adventurers of the last 25 years. He is a fellow of The Explorers Club and the International Glaciology Society.