03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Paul Nicklen's Polar Obsession Photos

Renowned National Geographic extreme photojournalist Paul Nicklen has released a new book titled Polar Obsession, which chronicles his expedition underwater and across the ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. From documenting the lives of polar animals to majestic landscapes, Nicklen hopes to inspire people to protect these vulnerable regions and its inhabitants.

Check out these photos from Polar Obsession and vote for your favorite!

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