Photographer Interviews

Pete Oxford’s Whale Shark Project is a Rare Positive Conservation Story

November 8, 2017

By David Walker

© Pete Oxford

Pete Oxford photographed whale sharks in Indonesia for a story about the symbiotic relationship between sharks, fishermen and tourists.

Because of climate change, unsustainable resource extraction and other human pressures on the natural environment, conservation photographers spend a lot of time raising alarms. But Pete Oxford’s story about whale sharks in Indonesia is a little oasis amidst all the bad news. “It really resonated for me because it was a positive story for a change about shark conservation,” says...

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