Sea Shepherd

Meeting Paul Watson, Captain of Sea Shepherd

As many of you know I am a keen advocate for the preservation of whales and spend half my life in the water photographing these amazing creatures. It was privilege to meet the Captain and Founder of Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, last night as the conservation group try and raise enough money to fuel their campaign to Antarctica to stop the Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean in Australian and New Zealand Antarctic territory. Hope this is the year they end whaling.

Sea Shepherd are an ocean conservation organisation:
“Established in 1977, our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. We use innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.”

Meeting Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd

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Whales in Paradise – Release of New Book

I have been coming back to Tonga every year for the past 10 years and have been lucky enough to photograph some amazing behaviour and have some remarkable encounters. This book, Whales in Paradise, commemorates my ten years visiting Tonga, I hope I can continue to do this for another 10 years. Please email me if you would like a limited edition signed copy of the book.

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And if you are interesting in coming to capture some of your own photos, have some unbelievable encounters with whales, and experience Whales in Paradise for yourself, join me on tour: Swimming With Gentle Giants

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Elysium Expedition Antarctica 2010

As part of an Elysium expedition team to Antarctica we spent 3 weeks photographing and filming wildlife along the Antarctic Peninsula, Elephant Island and South Georgia with a team of expert photographers, film makers and scientists.

The Elysium Antarctic Journey is described on their website, here’s a short extract:
“Nearly a century later, in 2010, the heroic spirit of Shackleton lives on through a new team of explorers: to follow his footsteps, not for the glory of being the first to cross the Antarctic or the first to climb the highest mountain, but to produce a momentous documentation of one of the most beautiful places on Earth. This production will serve as a gift for future generations with an imaging epic that guarantees to inspire, invigorate and challenges us to preserve our planet.  Elysium is a project that draws upon the world’s finest nature artists and scientists to document the vista, flora and fauna of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia. The area is regarded as one of the most enchanting wilderness regions of our planet, yet volatile and under severe threat from the warming of the world’s climate. The production promises the most awe-inspiring and stunning audio visual interpretation ever seen of Antarctica.”

 

 

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