Water & Solitude: The Story of a Tongan Whale Guide


In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic left one man alone on an island for nearly 2 years. This is Henry's story, a Story of a Tongan Whale Guide. Henry grew up on an island with his two brothers, and their lives revolved around the ocean. They learned to spearfish, swim with whales, and appreciate the beauty of the underwater world. Henry's life changed dramatically when the COVID-19 pandemic came. When Tongan boarders shut down with his brothers abroad, Henry spent a year and a half alone, living off coconuts and fish he caught himself. Despite the loneliness, Henry's love for the ocean never wavered. He found solace in the water and the creatures that called it home.

*In partnership with Matador Network

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