DPG is a comprehensive underwater photography website and community for underwater photographers. Learn underwater photography techniques for popular digital cameras and specialized professional underwater equipment (wide angle, macro, super macro, lighting and work flow). Read latest news, explore travel destinations for underwater photography. Galleries of professional and amateur underwater photography including wrecks, coral reefs, undersea creatures, fashion and surfing photography.
Dive Photo Guide


Whales Shot in Head Wash Up in Tonga
By Joseph Tepper, May 31, 2018 @ 08:52 PM (EST)
Source: Yahoo News

Four whales that have washed up dead on a beach in Tonga are believed to have been killed by gunshots to the head. Interestingly, the island where the whales were found – Ata – is used to house prisoners, but there are no guns allowed. 

“Early in the morning we walked around the island and saw them, but they were already dead for a few days,” Kolianita Feke, a prison guard, told Yahoo News. “They were shot with a gun. It looked like they had a hole near the head area, or near their mouth.”

Marine biologists believe that the whales are short finned pilot whales based on their size, coloration, and distinguishing features. Usually when short finned pilots beach, they do so in mass strandings, leading investigators to believe this event was of human cause—in addition to the bullet-sized holes. 

The Tonga Department of Fisheries is currently investigating the incident. Read more, here



Nikon Z6 III
SeaLife SportDiver Ultra Smartphone Housing
Backscatter Hybrid Flash HF-1
Isotta Housing for OM System OM-1 I & II
Nauticam Fisheye Conversion Port (FCP)
Be the first to add a comment to this article.
You must be logged in to comment.
* indicates required
Travel with us

Featured Photographer