so this was obviously a devastating and silent moment

The whale on the left is an adult female. The one on the right is her male escort. We were on our way to Roca Partida when we heard that the female’s calf had been attacked by a few killer whales. When we got there, the mother was inconsolable. The male was trying to comfort her by touching her gently, but it was useless. Some of you may already know this, but it’s only the male whales who sing (while mating), so this was obviously a devastating and silent moment. The man in the photograph is my father.”

~ @rodrigofriscione, Roca Partida, Revillagigedo Archipelago



  1. Heartbreaking

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  2. Oh so sad to hear that, David

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  3. The silence is palpable, the ache as enormous as these leviathans….

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  4. Very sad. If more people knew about the story, perhaps it could help in some small way to change people’s minds about whaling.

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  5. I didn’t know that only the male whales sing.

    And, ‘Inconsolable’ is right.

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  6. Thank you David, and Rodrigo, for bringing us all into oneness with earth’s connected caring and heartache…

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  7. Silence can and does often sound loud – inside…. the quieter it is on the outside, the more it can rage on the inside. This is tearing me apart!

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  8. May I add (you may wish to delete) a personal note: I told Hero Husband that all is OK as long as a shout and go about something in a loud voice, but that he really must be very careful when I go quiet…..

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  9. Like

  10. The silence is deafening… I, too, had no idea it was only the males who sang…

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  11. Oh my God. Goosebumps!

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  12. I find this so moving and oh, so heartbreaking.

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  13. I’m not a fan of killer whales and refuse to call them orcas to make them sound “cool.”

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