Mo'orea - Allie Kelley

Tall Tail

A tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. If the images of the whales weren’t available, would people believe in their personalities, characteristics, and beauty? Before underwater photography much of the studies of whales were done from the surface, with little to zero observation of their actual lives. Technology makes it possible to understand them a bit better, and experiences like this make it apparent just how tall, or wide, this tail really is. Once it starts kicking, you better be aware of your proximity or you may not be able to retell the tale.

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