Books

Antarctica: The Global Warning (Insight Editions 2007)

Sebastian won the Photographer of the Year award from the International Photography Awards (2007) for this best selling book. With a foreword by President Gorbachev and introduction by Leonardo DiCaprio, the book complements stunning and otherworldly photography from one of the most exotic and least travelled region of the world with in-depth analysis of the consequences of a warming world at the hands of climate change.

“…Antarctica: The Global Warning – what a terrific reminder of what’s really at stake and why we can’t give up before we get the job done!”
– US Secretary of State, John Kerry“The stunning photos in this book show a frozen landscape with a scale and light that tell the tale of an otherworldly place that is fast slipping away”
— Leonardo DiCaprio, Actor
“A book of haunting beauty, Antarctica lures us with its images and compels us with its words. It’s a powerful call to action to combat global warming. Sebastian Copeland’s photography, combined with the insights of luminaries
and environmental experts, makes a case that is both exquisite to look at and impossible to ignore.”
— Arianna Huffington, Political Commentator

Antarctica: A Call To Action (Insight Editions 2008)

Sebastian displays his visual excellence shooting the ice in this affordable companion to his previous offering, Antarctica: The Global Warning. With new images and new text, this award winning book will transport you to the visually arresting Antarctic peninsula and deliver an intimate look at its fauna including seals, penguins and whales. Foreword by Orlando Bloom.

“Extraordinary…a brilliant book…a brilliant photographer”
– Larry King
“I admire and applaud [Sebastian’s] photojournalistic contribution in this book. I am, of course, in complete support, as I am of any person willing to put forth energy on this tipping point in the future of our planet.”
– Robert Redford, actor, environmentalist
“When my eyes looked upon this a series of photographs—vast stretches of empty polar landscapes, icy white, with pockets of deep blue—I started to feel cooler and calmer. The display of Sebastian Copeland’s work, from his book
“Antarctica: The Global Warning,” made me admire the integrity of individuals who are trying to raise awareness of threats to the environment”.
— Suzy Menkes, New York Times, Sunday Magazine

Arctic: The Vanishing North (teNeues 2015)

Ten years of in-depth traveling in the high Arctic is represented in this book that captures the foreboding North in a way rarely seen. Intimate encounters with fierce polar bears, Beluga whales and reindeers, Arctic fox and shy ringed seals illustrate this definite volume on this untamed and forbidding landscape. With an introduction by Sir Richard Branson, and texts by scientists and Inuit leaders, this book looks at the impact climate change is reaping on the Arctic ice.

“A body of work that is unprecedented in its scope and intimacy of one of the most barren regions on Earth.”
— Men’s Journal October 2015
“Sebastian Copeland has a deep and caring knowledge of the issues he writes so eloquently about. Sebastian’s passion, commitment for the planet combined with his stunning and breathtaking imagery hold us captive and stimulate
both empathy and a desire for action.”
— Ann Philbin—Director of the Hammer Museum
“Copeland’s [Arctica: The Vanishing North] is something special, a photographic essay of great power and passion, whose images start to melt into each other and finally seep into your dreams.”
— UK Daily Mail November 27, 2015 (re: Arctica: The Vanishing North)

Antarctica: The Waking Giant (Rizzoli 2020)

Winner of three international photography awards and named 2020 Photographer of the Year for this book, explorer Sebastian Copeland’s stunning photography delivers unparalleled access to the least explored continent on Earth and galvanizes our awareness of the threats of global warming. Antarctica’s ice sheet is a powerful entity, alive and dynamic. It is up to three million years old; its mass is constantly and imperceptibly moving, finally calving to the sea. Deep in the heart of the continent is a barren desert of snow, while the coast teems with life: the dominion of whales, birds, penguins, and seals, which had previously evolved outside of human contact. “My research there gave me a deeper perspective of the subtle variations taking place at the hands of climate change,” says Copeland. “The images I bring back tell the story of a changing environment that spells the oncoming redrawing of the world’s map, and all that it implicates.”
Introduction by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Awards

Antarctica: The Waking Giant – Photographer of the Year – 2021 Tokyo International Photography Awards

Antarctica : The Waking Giant – 2020 Professional Photographer of the Year—Book Category International Photography Awards (IPA)

Arctica: The Vanishing North – Photographer of the Year – 2016 Tokyo International Photography Awards

Arctica: The Vanishing North – 2016 ITB Book — Awards Best Travel Book

Arctica: The Vanishing North – 2016 Global Arctic Awards – Best Book

Arctica: The Vanishing North – 2015 International Book Awards – 2nd Place

Antarctica—A Call To Action – 2009 Silver Award—Environmental Books Book Expo America

Antarctica: A Call To Action – 2009 Silver Award — Nautilus Awards

Antarctica: A Call To Action – 2009 Silver Award—Environment Category Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards

Antarctica : The Global Warning – 2007 Professional Photographer of the Year—Book Category International Photography Awards (IPA)

Testimonials:

“Extraordinary…a brilliant book…a brilliant photographer” – Larry King

“Sebastian Copeland’s stunning photographs are a stark reminder of what we stand to lose. He has ventured to the bottom of the world and returned with a message that we cannot afford to ignore.” – Sting

“When my eyes looked upon this a series of photographs—vast stretches of empty polar landscapes, icy white, with pockets of deep blue—I started to feel cooler and calmer. The display of Sebastian Copeland work, from his book “
Antarctica: The Global Warning,” made me admire the integrity of individuals who are trying to raise awareness of threats to the environment”. – Suzy Menkes, New York Times, Sunday Magazine

“Sebastian Copeland is a magician!” – Eric Bazin—Founder of Planet Workshops

“[Sebastian Copeland]…one of the more articulate voices urging action on climate change.” –  Steve Casimiro—Adventure Journal (Dec 2010)