PHOTOS: Stunning images of whales that will make your day

by Cassady Sharp

A Humpback whale breaks the surface as it heads south to Antarctica for the summer.

© Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

Sometimes you just need photosof gigantic animals to remind you of the awesomeness in the world. We figured imagesof whales jumping, swimming, splashing and protecting their young was a good place to start. In just two weeks, Greenpeace will travel to the International Whaling Commission in Slovenia advocating for apermanentwhale sanctuary in the South Atlantic Ocean. Traveling with us will be the names of more than 60,000 people supporting that sanctuary. The critical vote for this sanctuary comes down to Tanzania, a country that relies heavily upon tourism from whale watching. Tanzania's vote if often bribed away by Japan, a country that still whales under the guise of "research" and has already begun their minke whale hunt of the season.

Take action now and add your name to the list of whale protecters

By Cassady Sharp

Cassady is a media officer at Greenpeace USA covering the Arctic, climate change and corporate influence over politics.

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