Atl. white-sided dolphin (by cephaloblob)
i love this so much. the freshness and how alive you feel when you escape to breathe out of the ocean. i wish i was here.
WOWthis is fucking cool
Wildlife photographer Dafna Ben Nun, braved temperatures of minus 2 degrees to capture these beautiful creatures in the White Sea, north-west Russia. She even got kisses! She spent almost an hour in the water with the two female whales who were very curious and funny. Beluga whales are currently critically endangered in Alaska and numbers has been severely reduced over the last several decades [Article] [Video]
So these are for sure captive animals, right?
Ladies can play too
Kayla thoroughly enjoys discs to play with, ranging from large to small. No matter the size, she will almost always try to balance it on her head. Taken on 8/4/14.
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Unna is adorable, but Kayla is clearly queen
Blue Days and Sunny Skies: a Reflection on Momma’s Melon
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I would have so much more time on my hands if I wasn’t blogging about whales all day
Animal of the Week Spotlight: Kelp Forests
The dense canopies of kelp found off the Pacific coast provide food and shelter a a wide variety of marine animals including small sharks, fish and sea stars!
Click here to meet the Kelp Forest’s most iconic residents.
So it may not have been a gorgeous sun-shiney day here in the Salish Sea, but the orcas did not disappoint! It was like whale popcorn out there this afternoon and we perhaps saw over 50 breaches! I hope the orcas are well-fed and that’s why they are taking the time to have some fun. This is K26 Lobo doing a pretty good belly flop!
Photography ©Katie Jones, all rights reserved.
don’t try to convince me there are any whales prettier than the southern residents because you would be wrong
Who doesn’t love animals?
There’s something weird that happens when all of us surround ourselves with people who have a similar view on this topic: we forget that there are people out there who are apathetic or even DISLIKE animals. Yes, really.
Now I’m usually one to be open-minded and accept different points of view (without necessarily changing my own opinion), but I think people who don’t like animals are nuts and out of touch.
But one thing we can all agree on, no matter if you have a companion animal, work with animals in a vet/rehab/wild research/keeper/trainer setting, are an activist, or just a wildlife appreciator, it’s WEIRD and sad when you run into someone who thinks animals are stupid or just here for “our” use. Today’s Middle Flipper is all about this topic, and I’d love to hear your thoughts.
When Two Worlds Collide: Animal Lovers Versus the Rest of the Planet