Oceanic Love's photographer, Gary Stokes was lucky enough to be selected as one of the campaign photographers aboard the Sea Shepherd ship the Bob Barker in their 7th Antarctic Whale Defense campaign Operation: No Compromise. After 94 days, the Sea Shepherd's returned home victorious after chasing the whaling fleet out of Antarctica and all the way to Chile. Almost 900 whales were saved and the whalers were ordered home a month early. The Animal Planet crew were onboard filming the TV show "Whale Wars" which airs on June 3rd in the US.
Oceanic Love continues to support the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in whatever way possible, with either images or just by raising awareness to their efforts to conserve and protect our world's oceans.
All pictures remain the © copyright Gary Stokes / Sea Shepherd.