In 2007 I took a trip to the Arctic Circle to photograph killer whales. The setting in the Norwegian fjords was incredibly beautiful and I found myself profoundly moved after coming eye-to-eye with one of these magnificent creatures.
It was just days after my return from Norway, when still on a high from the trip, I saw Irish Greenpeace activist, Dave Walsh speaking on the TV news about the Esperanza's anti-whaling expedition in Antarctica. Until then, whilst I knew that whaling still happened in parts of the world, I had no idea it was taking place on such a large scale. The television footage was truly heart-breaking and I couldn’t understand why in this day and age, anyone would need to hurt a whale, let alone set out to hunt down and kill over one thousand of these defenceless animal... Read more >