On December 2nd, 2010 the Sea Shepherd’s put out to sea. Their mission was to confront and shut down the illegal whaling operations of Japan. With a self imposed “research” quota of 1035 whales, the four whaling ships met with overwhelming resistance from the activists, who harassed their operations and drove them out of Antarctica. The whalers withdraw with only 172 whales, and Sea Shepherd recorded their biggest victory yet. The crews of the Bob Barker and Steve Irwin returned to Hobart for a heroes welcome. I was chosen to be one of the campaign photographers this year, and fortunately was on-board the M/V Bob Barker, the ship that saw most of the action and pursued the whalers almost all the way to Chile.