Through the Lens of a Sanctuary Advocate
Douglas Croft has been photographing wildlife since 2010. A San Jose, California, resident, one of his favorite locations to photograph is Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. "There's nowhere in the U.S. that has the kind of ecosystem that we have here," he says. To Croft, the sanctuary is "a monument to what can happen if we decide to protect instead of destroy." He also helps support the sanctuary ecosystem and community, assisting local nonprofit Monterey Bay Marine Life Studies with educational whale watches for students, whale disentanglement efforts, and more.