Richard Ellis is one of America's leading marine conservationists, and is generally recognized as the foremost painter of marine natural history subjects in the world. His paintings of whales and sharks have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and he has painted whale murals for the Denver Museum of Natural History, Mystic Seaport, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. He is the author of a hundred magazine articles that have appeared in magazines such as Audubon, Natural History, Smithsonian, and National Geographic, and the author of »