Journey to the Arctic Now Available

Journey to the Arctic

The second companion book to the IMAX film To The Arctic is now available! Journey to the Arctic has stories from both Florian Schulz and his wife, Emil Herrera Schulz, who traveled through the Arctic together. Touching photographs feature the animal families that call the Arctic home. A smaller book than To The Arctic, Journey to the Arctic makes a great gift for animal lovers – or a great addition to any book collection.

Buy Journey to the Arctic

Global Stars Support Arctic Protection

Global stars are lending their names to a Greenpeace campaign to make the Arctic off-limits to polluters. Greenpeace plans to plant a scroll with one million names, including the names of rock stars, Hollywood actors, Polar explorers, business leaders and environmentalists, 2.5 miles beneath the ice at the North Pole. Among those to sign the scroll is Sir Paul McCartney, whose music is featured in the film To The Arctic.

McCartney said: “The Arctic is one of the most beautiful and last untouched regions on our planet, but now it’s under threat. Some countries and companies want to open it up to oil drilling and industrial fishing and do to the Arctic what they’ve done to the rest of our fragile planet. It seems madness that we are willing to go to the ends of the Earth to find the last drops of oil when our best scientific minds are telling us we need to get off fossil fuels to give our children a future. At some time, in some place, we need to take a stand. I believe that time is now and that place is the Arctic.”

Read the full story here.

One Million Ask to Protect the Arctic Ocean

Photo courtesy Alaska Wilderness League

Over 1,000 people attended events with Florian Schulz this spring, and most of them filled out cards asking President Obama to keep Shell out of the Arctic Ocean this summer. Those postcards, plus another one million comments in support of our Arctic Ocean were delivered to President Obama on May 15. Thanks to our conservation partners for your hard work to make it happen!

To The Arctic Changing Viewer Behavior

To The Arctic, the inaugural film from One World One Ocean was released on April 20 as a co-production from Warner Bros. Pictures, MacGillivray Freeman Films and IMAX Filmed Entertainment. The film is currently playing in 50 theaters in North America.

Surveys show the film is already impacting viewers’ perception and behavior towards the environment with 88% of those surveyed saying they would make more environmentally-sensitive decisions as a result of seeing the film.

Urdu speakers around the globe learn more about To The Arctic

When Florian was interviewed by Voice of America’s environmental reporter Zulima Palacio in Washington, D.C., last month, he had no way of knowing that the broadcast would end up translated into Urdu, among other languages. VOA is one of the largest international broadcast operations in the world, offering programs in 43 languages to stations around the globe. Watch the English version of Florian’s VOA interview here:


To The Arctic wins Gold Nautilus Book Award

To The Arctic is the recipient of a Gold Award from the 2012 Nautilus Book Awards in the Photography and Art category. The Nautilus Awards recognizes books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change.

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Photos on Display in the Russell Rotunda

Exhibit in the Russell Rotunda
An exhibit of photos from To The Arctic was on display in The Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda in Washington D.C. from May 14-18, 2012. The exhibit was arranged by Alaska Wilderness League in an effort to raise awareness for the importance of protecting the Alaskan Arctic. Florian Schulz spent time on Capitol Hill during the exhibit, to share his images and stories with decision-makers.


Independent Publisher names To The Arctic “Most Likely to Save the Planet”

Independent Publisher Book Award

To The Arctic was named an “Outstanding Book of the Year” and “Most Likely to Save the Planet,” winning a gold award from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for 2012. The awards will be presented June 4 in New York City.

To The Arctic was one of a select few chosen from all entries for having “the courage and creativity necessary to take chances, break new ground, and bring about change, not only to the world of publishing, but to our society.” To The Arctic and the other Outstanding Books of the Year are publications the judges found the most heartfelt, unique, outspoken and experimental among the over 5,000 entries.


Florian Schulz Speaking Tour is a Hit

Florian signs books and posters in Cincinnati

Florian Schulz has hit seven stops on a 13-city speaking tour this spring, and has giving audiences a first-hand account of what it’s like to go to the Arctic.

In each city, Florian attended premieres of To The Arctic 3D. He spoke to crowds about his experiences photographing in the Arctic and did TV and radio interviews in each city he visited.

One World One Ocean Blog:
“Campaign News: Florian Schulz Speaking Tour is a Hit”

Welcome to the Arctic Blog:
“Florian’s Spring Speaking Tour”


Polar bear image wins Nature’s Best photography Award

An image from To The Arctic of a polar bear cub looking at its reflection won in the “Wildlife” category of the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

“During an expedition to document Arctic wildlife, I observed a polar bear family from a small, ice-going vessel.… This cub was intrigued by its reflection and was studying it with great interest,” said Florian Schulz.

Winners from the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards will be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History from March 30 to Jan. 6.

See the winning images here