Over the past five years I have spent more time at sea with Sea Shepherd than on land creating the visual stories to accompany their marine conservation campaigns. I have worked on campaigns to defend the world's largest humpback whale nursery in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, two campaigns in Antarctica to stop the illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary and two summers in the Gulf of Mexico working in collaboration with Ocean Alliance on a research project into the long-term effects of BP's 2010 massive oil blowout. Filming, editing and carrying out the campaign media strategies from a ship in Southern Ocean swells or in the Gulf of Mexico's insane summer heat has prepared me for any 'in the field' challenges. I was able to work with and learn from so many inspiring leaders to win some incredible environmental battles. During my time with Sea Shepherd we saw Woodside's gas hub proposal in the Kimberley banned, the end of a government drum lining program to kill sharks along the West Coast of Australia and Japan's Antarctic whaling program being deemed illegal by the international court of justice with the first Southern Ocean summer passing without any whales killed in well over 100 years.
This is a small selection of my favourite photos from the Sea Shepherd campaigns that I have done the media for over the past five years. They were shot between Western Australia, Antarctica, The Gulf of Mexico and The Faroe Islands either from the ship, in the water or by air. If you'd like to see more or purchase a print to give a donation to Sea Shepherd, you can get in touch with me here.
During my time with Sea Shepherd I have made hundreds of campaign videos at sea and on land but this video is one of my favourites because it describes the scope of their amazing marine conservation work across the world.