Nature photog plans free presentation in Vail
VAIL, Colorado – Boulder-based photographer and writer John Weller, who will show photos in Vail this week, has spent the past few years fighting to save the delicate ecosystem of Antarctica’s Ross Sea. As the outreach director for the Last Ocean Project, Weller brings his story to whoever will listen and this week, that’s to Vail as part of the American Ski Classic. Weller will host free presentations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Quark Expeditions Base Camp located at the Golden Peak. Weller’s photography will also be on display in the Quark Base Camp.Since 2005, Quark Expeditions has sent Weller to the ends of the earth to collect stories and take photographs of icy mountains, illegal fishing and the exotic wildlife native to Antarctica. Weller’s work has been published in National Geographic and he was granted a Pew Fellowship for Marine Conservation in 2009.The Vail Valley Foundation’s Korbel American Ski Classic takes place Wednesday through Sunday in Vail, with the Quark Base Camp open on Thursday, March 18.For more information about the Vail Valley Foundation or the Korbel American Ski Classic, visit http://www.vvf.org or call 888-883-VAIL. For more information about John Weller and the Last Ocean Project, visit http://www.lastocean.com.