14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
An entangled humpback whale named "Scarlett" breaching.
We spotted this whale on 8/6/16, we alerted rescue crews who came out to help but the whale was too distressed to be helped, she was not seen again in these waters for a month until we spotted her again and she was still entangled, we took aerial photos as well to document the entanglement. Within 2 weeks, she managed to slowly free herself each time we saw her.
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||Nov. 14, 2016, 2:02 p.m.