'Whale's Eye' was inspired by a podcast made by Radiolab. During the podcast a story is told about a whale that is trapped in a fishing net and is desperately struggling to set itself free. A group of divers goes down and eventually are able to free it.
This is a moving story as is, but then something even more remarkable happens. After the whale is freed and it swims away, it swims backs to the divers. It then resurfaces and with one giant eye looks directly at one of the divers who is still in the water.
The diver recalls the surreal nature of the experience; how it felt like the whale was looking right into him and 'saying thank you'. The whale proceeded to do the same to all the other divers in the water.
- a different perspective -