Whale-watching round the UK coast? Great whales once a common sight from shore and could be once more – Rewilding UK seas

Bulbous heads resting like washed up buoys – a curious flotsam for the tide to drag in. The onlookers ogle round with mouths agape, mirrored by the narrow-toothed mouths of these ocean giants, frozen in their last moments gasping for life. Their angular and powerful flukes lie limpid in the sand. It is a sight somewhat filled with fascination, yet mired by an understanding that this magnificent creature will never return to the sea.