Strike a pose for whales

Try this: Tuck your elbows, put the bottoms of your palms together and spread your hands. What have you got? A whale tail.

It’s what you do for IFAW’s “Tails for Whales” campaign. It’s a global, grassroots initiative calling for stronger whale protection. IFAW asked people to contribute “photo petitions” of themselves making whale tails to show their support for whales.

Jimmy Kimmel, Goran Visnjic, Amber Valetta, Joely Fisher, Cullen Jones, Ben Stein, Kristin Bauer, Dylan Walsh, and Twiggy are among the familiar faces who have posed for the campaign:

Jimmy KimmelGoran VisnjicAmber Valetta
Joely FisherCullen JonesBen Stein
Kristin BauerDylan WalshTwiggy

Whales and their habitats are threatened by commercial whaling, ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, ocean noise, pollution and climate change.

By gathering and compiling these images of people from all walks of life, IFAW is  demonstrating to government officials in Australia, the U.K. and the U.S., there is strong support for whale protection and conservation.



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