Don’t shoot me


A phalanx of ‘research’ harpoons target a hapless Humpback Whale calf. The crude blood-red graffiti is a plaintive plea not to die for ‘science’. The monochrome image reflects the tenor of a debate that should belong to a past era when whales were taken to the brink of extinction in the name of our economic welfare.

Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia

Canon EOS 1D MkIII, Canon 100–400mm at 260mm, 1/1600, f7, ISO 400

by Wayne Osborn, Western Australia