~SWIMMING WITH SINGING WHALES~
Photo by @shawnheinrichs
Decorative fins on my tail by @AliciaUnderwater
Model : @hannahmermaid
'As I undulated straight down into the endless blue using my #mermaid #tail
to propel me, the pre-historic sounds of the whale’s song began to envelop me. Reaching a depth of 50 ft, I came upon it’s enormous barnacled #tail,
which alone was twice the length of me! The #whale
was about 50 ft long, standing on it’s head - his nose nearly touching the #ocean
floor at 100 ft #depth.
This magnificent singer weighed close to 30 tonnes, yet was suspended #weightless
in the #ocean
as it sang an intricate story punctuated by whistles, clicks, grunts and arcing melancholy wails. The intensity of the whale #song
in close proximity was piercing & deep, vibrating through my body like a transmission of information too complex to understand with my ears, yet my cells resonated with it’s call.
Time stood still for a minute as I bathed in a communication from an undoubtedly intelligent and ancient life form… & then my lungs reminded me that I was just a temporary visitor to this underwater world. Regretfully, I turned away from the whale and began my ascent... the surface seeming so much further away than I could have imagined on the way down.. my lungs beginning to scream, while my mind cautioned me to stay calm and not expend too much energy in a desperate race to the light and life-giving air.
Afterwards, when oxygen had flooded my limbs and my heart stopped beating like crazy, I remembered that pure moment of weightless #underwater #connection
.. feeling like my DNA had been re-arranged on a cellular level by the intense vibrations carried by the #water.
I was overcome with an unusual sensation of joy and sadness all rolled into one.
I knew at that moment that I would put my life on the line to protect these #creatures.
I felt so grateful that even after hundreds of years of humans decimating their species, they’re still so curious, interactive and #joyful.
Whaling is cruel and unnecessary and must stop! Google 'petitions to end whaling'
#love #HannahFraser #whales #underwatermodel #oceanconservation #goals #realmermaid #whaletail