Art Series: Views of Maine
Photography by Mariusz Potocki
Mount Katahdin as viewed from Compass Pond. October 2020
Potato Island, Jericho Bay. August 2020
Lazygut Island, Jericho Bay. August 2020
Acadia National Park. January 2021
About the Author
Glaciologist and photographer Mariusz Potocki is completing his doctorate degree at the University of Maine. He has participated in over 20 research expeditions around the world to recover ice cores that shed light on the changing climate. Most recently, he participated in the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, where he and Sherpa colleagues drilled the highest-elevation ice core ever recovered (8,030 m), which will provide the first view of past climate in the lower stratosphere.
As a field scientist, he is always guided by a respect for research, safety, the local inhabitants, and their culture. However, when possible during expeditions, Potocki also documents the beauty of landscapes and the natural environment. His photographs have won numerous awards across international contests. As an avid mountaineer, spelunker, and diver, he aims to share the spectacular beauty of remote destinations through his unique and artistic photographs.