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One of life's tragedies ... | by asmundur
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One of life's tragedies ...

I was notified of this dead whale at the beach in Vogar two days ago. The species is called "hnýðingur" or Lagenorhynchus albirostris or Lagenorhynchus acutus. In English white-beaked dolphin.

 

Apparently it died of "childbirth". I found it very sad and I appologize if this sight might offend any of you. But I think it reminds us of how fragile the nature is and that we have to put all our efforts to take care of it.

 

The image is some kind of an intuitive blend of 3 RAW exposures whith curves, levels and vignette added. No HDR.

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Taken on June 28, 2007