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

September 1, 2014

By Conor Risch

© JOHN WELLER

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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