It Changed My Life: Fighting polar bears to help save the world

Acclaimed photographer uses images from his polar adventures to shine light on climate crisis

An Ulysse Nardin ambassador, Mr Copeland was in Paris to launch a new series of diver watches by the Swiss luxury watchmaker last month.
An Ulysse Nardin ambassador, Mr Copeland was in Paris to launch a new series of diver watches by the Swiss luxury watchmaker last month.PHOTO: SEBASTIAN COPELAND/ULYSSE NARDIN

The line between life and death is razor-thin, and Mr Sebastian Copeland knows that only too well.

The explorer has fallen through ice on his way to the North Pole in minus 35 deg C weather. In Greenland, he was caught in the midst of a hurricane, with winds raging at 128kmh for seven consecutive days.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 08, 2019, with the headline 'Fighting polar bears to help save the world'. Subscribe