A rare public display of affection between two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales has been captured by a wildlife photographer in Cape Cod Bay. And we guarantee it will brighten up your day.
Let’s admit it. We all can use a massive whale of a hug these days. And if an ongoing global pandemic is forcing us to think about our mortality and making us seek comfort in the arms of our loved ones, why would a critically endangered species be any different?
National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry witnessed a remarkable biological event earlier this year while on a research trip with scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the New England Aquarium. Two male right whales, each draping a fin over the other’s body, came up to the surface and swam along together as one. Check for yourself:
Are the whales really hugging?
Now, this question is on everybody’s minds. And we’ve…