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Photographing a Superpod of Sperm Whales | Atlas Obscura

Photographing a Superpod of Sperm Whales

Photographer Tony Wu slips into the ocean to swim among hundreds of sperm whales—witnessing a rarely seen social spectacle.

is a Shark a mammal or fish? That is the question that is perhaps most commonly asked when talking about sharks. Since sharks give birth to pups, and a few species lay eggs, the common consensus is that sharks are mammals.  Across the board, though, 70% of all sharks give birth, while the remaining 30% lay eggs. Sharks are actually fish, which is sure to be a surprise to many.

Types of Sharks: a Mammal or Fish? About Facts and Other Interesting Questions

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Man vs Sperm Whales by KeriWilk. Three sperm whales with a swimmer in Dominica. Shot under government permit.

Sperm Whales

A pair of adult sperm whales flanks a young calf during a dive. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Clark Miller.

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Man vs Sperm Whales by KeriWilk. Three sperm whales with a swimmer in Dominica. Shot under government permit.

h4ilstorm: “ come closer (by Izzysan) ” Nature blog!

earth-song: “ filming sperm whales is fast and tiring, not to mention you are in of water. They are not slow moving lazy animals but very social creatures when they feel like it. As apex.

Photographer captures Sperm Whales off the coast of Dominica - Telegraph

Photographer captures Sperm Whales off the coast of Dominica

Sperm Whale diving off the coast of Dominica. Armed with seven inch teeth weighing more than 45 tonnes, sperm whales are the largest carnivores on earth. Photo by Franco Banfi.

Going down by Nudibranch182.

Pair of sperm whales on their way down to feed in 2 miles of water. Taken under permit by

Nursing sperm whale calf by echeng ~ Whale's milk is so rich it has the consistency of toothpaste.*

Whale's milk is so rich it has the consistency of toothpaste. now every time I brush my teeth I'll be thinking of whale's milk.

Photographing a Superpod of Sperm Whales | Atlas Obscura

Photographing a Superpod of Sperm Whales

The sperm whales engaged in social activities like physical contact and biosonar communication.