There is a reason we give a special significance to journalists killed in action. Its not because they are any more innocent or worthy of our attention than civilians killed. Its because when journalists are killed its not only a tragedy but it affects our ability to learn about and understand the places and events they cover. Its not just the death of a human being, but the active degradation of our ability to acknowledge and understand the atrocities they gave their lives to bring to light.
"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read. I was volunteering at a clinic last year, and I saw a child die of Cholera because the mother couldn’t remember the prescription instructions."
“A large school of mobula rays fades into the waters of Baja, Mexico. “The rays were moving quite fast and it was hard enough keeping up with them from the surface, let alone diving down to take a closer look,” writes photographer Eduardo Lopez Negrete. Mobula rays are often referred to as flying rays due to their fondness for breaching.” — the 2014 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest
Let’s also keep in mind that a mobula ray can reach 17 foot (5.2 meter) wingspan and weigh over a ton. Freaky or cool?