Animals Wildlife Mesmerizing Short Film Follows Photographer Through the Arctic, Wolves and Polar Bears Ensue (Video) By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated October 11, 2018 Screen capture. Vincent Munier/National Geographic/YouTube Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Take a breathtaking 9-minute journey with wildlife photographer Vincent Munier through the beautifully bleak frozen North, you won’t be sorry. It takes a special kind of person to be a wildlife photographer, and a different animal altogether to specialize in the stark frigid world at the top of the earth. Let us introduce you to Vincent Munier. Vincent Munier/National Geographic/YouTube/Screen captureMunier has spent years exploring the Arctic, pulling a sled for his gear and shooting some of the most stunning photographs on the planet. Trekking hundreds of miles from Scandinavia to the northernmost islands of Nunavut, he’s captured white wolves and foxes, snowy owls and polar bears, and everything inbetween. His work defies cliché, with the landscape and animals sometimes verging on abstraction, adding even more magic and mystery to a world few of us will ever experience firsthand. Vincent Munier/National Geographic/YouTube/Screen capture Vincent Munier/National Geographic/YouTube/Screen capture Vincent Munier/National Geographic/YouTube/Screen capture Ahead of the release of the book, Arctique, which shares Munier’s unique view of the places and animals he has such an affinity for, this short film was released by National Geographic. It shows not only the lengths that Munier goes for his art, but footage of the landscape and its inhabitants rarely seen by us mere mortals. As DL Cade at PetaPixel writes: "Not a single word is spoken in the entire nine minute and fifteen second video, because not a single word is needed. The photographs and live shots both are capable of leaving anyone speechless... can you blame them if it worked on the narrator?" It's so beautiful, enjoy.