Just read that Tilikum the orca has died. I’m very sad that he lived all his days in that hellhole of a place but at the same time glad that that poor whale isn’t suffering anymore. Don’t endorse the containment of whales in captivity through purchase of show tickets or merchandise at SeaWorld or anywhere else. Oceanic social animals don’t belong in a tank alone. Rip Tilikum.
Overhead shots of SeaWorld Orlando showing an isolated Tilikum. Not only is he alone, but he is clearly interested in what the other whales are doing. Please note, also, that these gates are not open despite what many people insist. These whales cannot go wherever they want whenever they want. Photos by Lindsay Lee