Environmental Crusaders: Photographer John Weller’s Obsession with Antarctica’s Ross Sea

September 1, 2014

By Conor Risch


John Weller’s image of an Emperor penguin and an ice breaker is published in his 2013 book, The Last Ocean. The organization Weller co-founded with ecologist Dr. David Ainley is working to protect Antarctica’s Ross Sea from commercial fishing.

For more than a decade, photographer John Weller has been a central figure in the effort to protect what many believe is one of the last pristine, intact ocean ecosystems in the world: Antarctica’s Ross Sea. With ecologist Dr. David Ainley, Weller co-founded The Last Ocean, an organization that is working to protect the Ross Sea from commercial fishing and...

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