Flying Whales

When I was younger, I had the idea of a world populated with whales like creatures that captured Hydrogen or Helium in internal sacks and lived their full life in the air… Of course, I’ve read Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but these creatures didn’t spontaneously appear than came crashing to the ground after becoming self-realizing.

Now following this “what if…” thought process, other creatures (built on this same principle) also ruled the air, like flying manatees, flying sting rays, etc. What would life for us simple barely smarter than primates be like?

… trying to find the sketch I did of a flying whale, it’s buried in a notebook somewhere…