It was a shocking xmas period for us here, and for the whales, with two separate pilot whale strandings in 2 days, right over the 24-26 December period. 105 animals died in one event, 22 of ~ 60 in another. These are just a few of the shots of a stranding several hours from here. The whales appeared to be in good condition, with the excpetion of one calf (which had what appeared to be lesions and scalds over the body). The larger of the two strandings is something we'll be able to report on in more detail shortly; I haven't the photos available at present to post. Most of the teeth on the whales from the lesser stranding (22 dead) were very worn; pretty horrible really.