National Geographic

@natgeo 2 months ago
Photo by @paulnicklen | A humpback whale descends into the depths of Gerlache Strait, in Antarctica, to gorge on krill. Much further north in the opposite hemisphere, this past spring and summer saw over 121 grey whales washed up dead on shores in North America, from California to Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and British Columbia. This was the highest recorded whale die-off in 20 years. Scientists believe massive oceanic animals are starving to death and speculate that it’s because food sources are vanishing, or changing their behaviors, in the dramatically warmer waters triggered by climate change. The global effects of climate change are no longer a discussion for the future, we are experiencing a radically and rapidly changing planet. Follow me @PaulNicklen to learn how you can make a difference for the health of the ocean and the future of our shared planet. Shot on assignment for @NatGeo. #TurningTheTide #ExtinctionEndsHere #WhaleTail

Photo by @paulnicklen | A humpback whale descends into the depths of Gerlache Strait, in Antarctica, to gorge on krill. Much further north in the opposite hemisphere, this past spring and summer saw over 121 grey whales washed up dead on shores in North America, from California to Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and British Columbia. This was the highest recorded whale die-off in 20 years. Scientists believe massive oceanic animals are starving to death and speculate that it’s because food sources are vanishing, or changing their behaviors, in the dramatically warmer waters triggered by climate change. The global effects of climate change are no longer a discussion for the future, we are experiencing a radically and rapidly changing planet. Follow me @PaulNicklen to learn how you can make a difference for the health of the ocean and the future of our shared planet. Shot on assignment for @NatGeo . #TurningTheTide #ExtinctionEndsHere #WhaleTail