I’ve been going through a lot of photos I’ve taken in the past few months because I feel like I have been remiss in my posting. Here are some photos from a story we did on a whale that washed up on the shore in Matagorda a while back.

It was a really eventful day, we drove down early in the morning to get there at sunrise and then walked four miles to find the whale. The group doing the autopsy was really friendly and didn’t mind me taking all kinds of shots as they worked. Here are a few of my favorites. Please note, some of these may be a little graphic for those that are sensitive.

Volunteers perform a necropsy on a baleen whale that washed up on the beach in Matagorda.

Christopher Whitehead, 33, of Galveston, left, and Trish Hessel, 40, of College Station, perform a necropsy on a baleen whale that washed up on the beach in Matagorda. Whitehead and Hessel were two of the volunteers with The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Volunteers attempt to move a baleen whale more inland from where it washed up on the beach in Matagorda.