[ad_1]Staring The Whale The whale has featured in our stories since time immemorial. Some stories tell of times when we took advantage of this magnificent animal for our own needs. But worldwide conservation efforts have resulted in many species brought back from the brink of extinction, and right here in our southern ocean we have many species flourishing. To be sure we never take the whale for granted again, it’s important to keep telling their stories so generations to come will respect their right to live free in the ocean. If you would like to tell your own whale story through the lens of a camera, come along to our Wildlife and Whale Photography Workshop next Saturday during the Island Whale Festival or join our MegaPhotography Weekend #3 on the 14/15 July and experience 5 photography workshops and a whale cruise. See the events section on our Facebook page for details of either event.
Here are some whale tales that will give you some insight into our complex relationship with these magnificent Leviathans of the sea. Some of these stories are sad but they serve to remind us how important it is to protect this beautiful animal.
Leviathan or, The Whale (Phillip Hoare)
The Moon by Whalelight (Diane Ackerman)
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (Edited by James Bradley)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
In the Heart of the Sea (Nathaniel Philbrick)