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Polar Sounds With Chris Linder

Steve Scher
01/10/2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Oceanographer–turned–photographer Chris Linder brought his camera along on more than a dozen scientific expeditions to the polar regions. He captured images of not only penguins and ice floes, but also the scientists who study them at work and at play. Along with his camera, Chris brought an audio recorder from Greenland to Antarctica, and he shares the sounds of polar landscapes and research with us today.

We also look at the tricky work of environmental restoration. Nature moves along on its own terms, so people working to restore native plants in disturbed areas must tread wisely and delicately. Greg Rabourn does environmental restoration work for King County. We talk with him about best practices.


Chris Linder is an oceanographer and award–winning science photojournalist based in Seattle. His photos have appeared in Geo, Nature's Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer and Wired magazines. His new photography book is "Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions."

Greg Rabourn is the Vashon basin steward and works on habitat restoration and salmon recovery on Vashon and Maury Islands. He also helps landowners in the Raging River and Patterson Creek watershed solve landscape problems sustainably. You can see him as cohost of King County TV's "Yard Talk."

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