The Arctic Documentary Project

The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on the planet, bringing profound changes to the ecosystem.

Professional photographer Daniel Cox of Natural Exposures, is working with PBI to document and archive still and video footage of these changes, which have a global impact. The project will help preserve this arctic record for future generations and bring about awareness of the extraordinary changes taking place in the north.

The project includes both present-day footage and that collected decades ago by PBI founder Dan Guravich. All materials are available to our Arctic Ambassador Centers and other educational outlets worldwide free of charge. This is a massive undertaking, but one we feel is vital in educating others on the evolution of the past into the future

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Get Involved

Interested in supporting this project? You can donate online or make checks payable to Polar Bears International/ADP and mail them to:

Polar Bears International/ADP
PO Box 3008
Bozeman, MT 59772

Both corporate and individual sponsorships are available.

Meet Daniel J. Cox, ADP Director 

Daniel J. Cox has dedicated his life to documenting nature and conservation. As a professional photographer and journalist, his 30-year resume brings these stories to such prestigious publications as:

  • National Geographic
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • BBC
  • Audubon
  • Sierra Club
  • The Journal Nature
  • Time

Additionally, speaking engagements for the ADP have put him in front of audiences for Nikon, Hewlett Packard, and Apple.

Daniel's first experience in the Arctic was with Dan Guravich in 1987. In 2004 he was invited to join the PBI Advisory Council and has been dedicating 50% of his time volunteering for PBI ever since. His work with PBI includes the first ever icebreaker expedition to study polar bears deep within the arctic ice pack of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. His other projects for PBI includes yearly documentation of PBI's educational programs and outreach.

Polar Bears International Multimedia Library 

The PBI Multimedia Library began with the donated still images of Dan Guravich, a professional photographer and founder of Polar Bears Alive, the nonprofit that later became PBI. Guravich's legacy lives on through his passion for the Arctic evident in the still photography he began shooting in the 1950s. His visual record of the North is now the main foundation of the ADP. All of Guravich's images, along with new materials produced by the ADP, will be available free of charge to anyone interested in the Arctic if they qualify for PBI's nonprofit media program.