Focus frozen on the north pole: Arctica

HEARTS and minds turn whimsically towards the top of the world at this time of year, but what is really happening to that defiant and fragile, frozen fairyland? 

Few landscapes convey nature in all of its untamed splendour like the Arctic. Fewer still conjure respect like the seldom-travelled and ethereal North Pole. Yet, sadly, this largely pristine and mostly misconceived treasure is in jeopardy.

Sebastian Copeland’s book Arctica: The Vanishing North pays homage to the last true wilderness on the planet while drawing