The book Cachalot by Alan Dean Foster is one of my favorites. Mostly because it begins with a world where whales have been given a planet of their own, to live upon and control, as a means to apologize by humans for the destruction we've caused. I love whales, maritime mammals emotionally move me, and the plight of the whale and the story of conservation is very moving to me. At one time I thought I'd become a person who would fight for the ocean mammals through art, but I am not that talented. Mr. Foster is though. And I loved the book.
These are all pics from public domain, particularly a US government website. I was going to use them as facebook cover pics, and then thought, why not use them along with the covers of CACHALOT found below to show the awesome.
THE WEBSITE OF ALAN DEAN FOSTER
I've been a fan and reader of Alan Dean Foster since I began reading science fiction or fantasy. So it is not a surprise for me that he has books in my all time favorite list. His work belongs there.