Fred Bruemmer is the internationally acclaimed author and photographer for more than 20 books, including Seasons of the Seal, Arctic Memories, and Glimpses of Paradise. Born in Riga, Latvia, he emigrated to Canada in 1951 and became a citizen in 1956. He has spent his life travelling extensively throughout the circumpolar regions and to other remote parts of the globe. He speaks nine languages and has written more than a thousand articles for publications around the world, including Canadian Geographic, Natural History, National Geographic and Smithsonian. Fred Bruemmer and his wife lived in Montreal, Quebec, until he passed away in 2013, surrounded by his loved ones.