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Thank you for visiting my Wild Places! I will share with you my photography from locations near and far, but I’d like to take you into the wild places a little further by bringing your attention to what issues these areas, or maybe the wildlife in particular, may be facing.

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Big and Blue

Blue whales (Balaenoptera musclus) are the largest animals on earth, measuring up to 100 feet (30 m) in length. Their slow movements made them easy targets for whalers and they became dangerously close to becoming extinct. Even though the Endangered Species Act (1973) and the Marine Mammal Protect Act (1972) were established, commercial whaling wasn’t outlawed until 1986.  Whales still face … Continue reading Big and Blue

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