John Weller, a conservation photographer and founder of Last Ocean, an advocacy group for the conservation of the Ross Sea, has a new photo book, “The Last Ocean: Antarctica’s Ross Sea Project.” Published by Rizzoli New York, it is a visual journey through one of the last pristine ecosystems on Earth — the Ross Sea. Hoping to preserve one of the most healthy open-ocean ecosystems left on the planet, Weller uses his images to show the stunning beauty of one of the few places still untouched by humankind. The documentary “The Last Ocean” also has been released about Weller’s work and conservation efforts to protect the Ross Sea.
An Adelie penguin travels on various ice sheets along Franklin Island in the Ross Sea. The tracks from other penguins can been seen across the top of other ice sheets. John Weller/ Buy Photo