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I want to see a whale in real life...
Consider that at the time the picture was taken, that particular whale was one out of tens of thousands of that (Right Whale?) particular species, among others; that were swimming in the oceans of our planet. Now they have to be protected or they'll be gone.
"Nantucket Sleighride" is a term used by Nantucket whalers to describe what occurs immediately following the harpooning of a whale. “The whale, realizing it had been harpooned, would attempt to flee and thus drag the whale boat along with it. The speed of the “sleigh ride” would vary depending on the size of the whale, with larger whales giving faster rides. (this is an excerpt from the book “You Wouldn’t Want to Sail on a 19th-Century Whaling Ship.”
mudwerks: coisas do arco da velha: Henry Hathaway - Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)
Early whaling journal.
by leschick, via Flickr
NASA before Powerpoint. Life Magazine.
NICHOLSON WHALING Collection | Bookplate
The tailor, Bryn-du. (ca.1875) Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title:Y teiliwr, Bryn-du Ffotograffydd/Photographer: John Thomas (1838-1905) Dyddiad/Date: [ca. 1875] Cyfrwng/Medium: Negydd gwydr / Glass negative
Découvert! (Discovered!) by Bernard Chevalier//
Union officer with "contraband", 1862...two months after this photo was taken President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
A whaling journal kept by Charles H. Sprague 1850
Incredible photos throughout history (check out the whole gallery)
Microscopic Lifeforms of Light Twisting Light #8 Continuing the experiments on the refraction patterns of light made with formed and shaped plastic materials
moby dick by Joe lawrence art work, via Flickr