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- 🎥 Video & caption by @paulnicklen
An 80 foot long female blue whale approached me off the coast of the Azores and blew my mind. She was so massive that she seemed to go on forever. Here are some fascinating facts about blue whales: Weighing up to 340,000 pounds, they are the largest animal to have ever existed on Earth. When their mouth is agape, they hold up to 180,000 pounds of water. One source says that they can eat up to 70,000 pounds of krill a day, but I find that hard to believe. Their tongue weighs up to 6,000 pounds (twice as much as a hippo). But these next facts are truly important: Before commercial whaling, there were approximately 300,000 blue whales worldwide. The last intentional kill of a blue whale was in the mid-’70s when their population was all but wiped out due to the greed of man. Their numbers have failed to rebound, and there may be fewer than 20,000 worldwide today. There is pressure to hunt them once again. As absurd as it sounds, they killed one in Iceland this year while hunting Fin Whales, which are also threatened due to commercial whaling. I get the odd email telling me to stick to photography and keep my opinions to myself. I shoot pictures and video so that I can have an opinion and audience in the first place. It is what we do, and I will never tire of speaking up for those who do not have a voice and do not have the necessary protection.
Location: Atlantic Ocean, Azores, Portugal 🇵🇹
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