A diver named Rodrigo Friscione Wyssmann was exploring with his father off the coast of Mexico when they happened upon a heartbreaking scene. There, dangling listlessly in the warm waters of the Pacific, was a mother whale who had recently lost her calf in a predator attack. Swimming nearby was a male companion, who seemed unable to stir the mother whale from her paralyzing grief.
"When we got there, the mother was inconsolable. The male was trying to comfort her by touching her gently, but it was useless," Wyssmann wrote on Facebook. "Some of you may already know this, but it's only the male whales who sing (while mating), so this was obviously a devastating and silent moment."