Back-to-School Sale. Get 15% off Plus and Awesome accounts, now until September 5th.Upgrade now

While I understand how people feel regarding animals & mammals like this in captivity, the Okinawa aquarium is one of only a few places on earth that is breeding these whales with the aim to release them back into the wild - it is not just a for our entertainment.

In their natural habitat, they swim hundreds of miles away from each other making natural breeding difficult. Sometimes we have to be cruel to be kind.

Captured at Okinawa aquarium, edited with lightroom and photoshop.

Discover more inspiring photos like this one.

Download the FREE 500px app Open in app