A young dolphin has died of dehydration after being paraded around like a trophy and stroked by a crowd of Argentinian sunbathers who then abandoned it on the sand.
The group of people huddled around the mammal taking selfies after it was found on the beach resort of Santa Teresita in a province northeast of Buenos Aires. Dozens of people crowded round to look at the squirming calf as they strained to touch it, and have their photos taken with it.
The last tragic images of the individual exploited in this incident show the body, abandoned on the sand, as people continue to take pictures.
The episode has caused the Wildlife Foundation in Argentina to issue a reminder to the public regarding the vulnerable species, which is only present off the coast of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.