Sing Another Song, Boys, for He Can No Longer: Tribute to a Humpback
"Yes, I just might go to sleep
But kindly leave, leave the future, leave it open”
- Leonard Cohen, “Sing Another Song, Boys”
One of the most emotive images I’ve seen in the week following World Oceans Day, this serves as a somber reminder of how human carelessness and neglect can be the downfall even of giants.
Of this photograph, The Guardian reports:
"[This humpback whale] died at low tide in White Rock, British Columbia, a few hours after beaching itself. It was found to be tangled in a fishing net and authorities are now trying to track down the owner of the net. After the whale died, local people held a makeshift funeral – gathering to pay their respects and laying flowers."
- Image ©Canadian Press/Rex Features