Ernest Whitting is a solitary resident of the Dahl Headlands who lives in what looks like a gas station near a Catch-A-Ride in the north of the area. Surrounding his home are the skeletal remains of various creatures seen around Pandora. He initially claims that he dug the skeletons up when the mission Big Game Hunter is accepted, and later states that he will have Skagzilla stuffed and mounted in his den.
There is no history known on Ernest, since he rarely talks, although he may speak randomly about Jesse being eaten by Rakks. Judging from the mission text he provides, he is a friend of Lucky Zaford, and offers a mission to rescue the man in Getting Lucky.
Ernest Whitting offers the missions Big Game Hunter and Getting Lucky.
- The mission reward for Big Game Hunter is Whitting's Elephant Gun.
- Ernest is probably a reference to Ernest Hemingway, a famous author who is noted for writing stories about hunting wild animals.
- He has the same rug Crazy Earl has at the front door of his house.
- Above and around his house are large skeletons of both Skags and what appear to be the skeletons of the Original Scythid design.