(First posted Monday, March 19, 2007)
This 1977 photograph is of Jean Paul Fortom-Gouin, dubbed ‘The Phantom’ by Australian anti-whaling activist Jonny Lewis. The young Australian met the Frenchman in Canberra in June 1977 while protesting at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
Jonny Lewis took this image from a Zodiac inflatable while chasing Australia’s last whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean off Western Australia. In the background is the Cheynes II one of three whale chaser ships.