This month a new book was released by best-selling author and biologist Jonathan Balcombe. Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure contains more than 130 photographs of all types of animals engaged in pleasurable behavior surrounding play, touch, companionship, and more. I'm honored to have one of my photographs of a kelping killer whale included - orcas are very tactile creatures and the Southern Residents regularly engage in playing in the kelp, which possibly functions like something of a whale massage.
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There are some amazing images in this book featuring mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and others. I hope you will take a look: