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Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

What have dead whales ever done for us?

When dead whales wash up on dry land they provide a vital food source for...
Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

We’re getting to know Risso’s dolphins in Scotland so we can protect them

Citizen scientists in Scotland are helping us better understand Risso's dolphins by sending us their...
Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

Talking crap and carcasses to protect our planet

We know we need to save the whale to save the world because they are...
Fin whales are targeted by Icelandic whalers

Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...

Why do whales and dolphins strand on beaches?

People often ask me 'why' whales and dolphins do one thing or another.  I'm a...
A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

Head in a spin – my incredible spinner dolphin encounter

Sri Lanka is home to at least 30 species of whales and dolphins, from the...
Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus) Gulf of California. The tail of a sperm whale.

To protect whales, we must stop ignoring the high seas

Almost two-thirds of the ocean, or 95% of the habitable space on Earth, are sloshing...
WDC team at UN Ocean conference

Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...

If a whale breaches in a forest does it make a sound?

As many of you know our mission at WDC is to create a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free and we strive to do this in any way possible.  We also look for creative ways to communicate our messages with attention grabbing mediums that cut through the static that most individuals receive about supporting various causes.  This video, by Gentleman Scholar, is an amazing example of how an outside agency has provided us with a medium to really engage an audience.

Gentleman Scholar is helping us spread this message in a whole new way with this stunning depiction of a humpback whale swimming through a serene forest. The imagery is amazing and unforgettable. We hope that it reminds viewers that we’re all interconnected in this great big world and that it is up to us to help protect these massive yet vulnerable creatures.  This stirring spot, offered to the WDC at no charge, will help us to highlight a variety of our campaigns focused on Marine Protected Areas and programs.

About Gentleman Scholar: Gentleman Scholar is a group of solution-driven artists situated at the intersection of story, style and technology. Wielding extensive experience in strategy, live-action production, animation, digital and print, we help the world’s leading agencies and brands tell their stories.

Many thanks to their creative team:
Creative Directors: Will Johnson & William Campbell – Executive Producer: Lindsay Bodanza – Head of Production: Rachel Kaminek – Senior Producer: Emily Gleicher – Technical Director: Henry Foster – Matte Painter & Designer: James Levy – 3D Modeling: Derrick Sesson, Tim Hayward & Tucker Corson – 3D Animation: Tyler Mele – Texturing: Tim Hayward – Lighting: Henry Foster – Houdini/FX: Eli Guerron – Compositor: William Campbell & Henry Foster