Monday, 20 March 2017

Blue Whale struck dead by ship as it slept

These heartbreaking images show the body of a majestic blue whale fatally injured as it slept in a busy shipping lane.

It was spotted floating near the surface of the Indian Ocean off the southern tip of Sri Lanka.

A gaping wound shows the horrific point of impact with the bow of the ship - leaving the gentle giant's tail fin in tatters.

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