Friday, November 9, 2012

Sperm whales and rainbows

Today we started with a wonderful encounter with a group of bottlenose dolphins bowriding and jumping. And later we encountered a group of sperm whales, 2 adult females and a calf, and we saw the two females diving together raising their flukes. We left the group and came across a calf on the surface that was swimming towards another calf. We watched the two young ones for a while and then they dived for a short while coming back up to the surface accompanied by an adult female. And in the afternoon we saw the sperm whales again and Risso's dolphins. All in all, a magical day with a lot of beautiful animals. Photos from today:

Bottlenose dolphins

Two adult well known females at the surface

The females in the photo above diving together

Sperm whale female with a calf on its right side

Sperm whale female with a calf in front

Sperm whale female

Female sperm whale diving

Whale watchers

Rainbow over São Miguel

Sperm whales diving

Risso's dolphins

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