Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dolphins playing and a sperm whale mother and calf pair

This morning we had amazing encounters with dolphins. First we started to see playful common dolphins, bowriding in front of our boats. We passed to another pod of common dolphins, bigger than the previous group. After a while, we started to travel in the direction of our zodiac, where we spotted some striped dolphins, jumping. The end of the tour we sighted a small pod of bottlenose dolphins.

In the afternoon we drove to the east, enjoying the coastal views and spotting some flying fish along the way. Soon we encountered a pod of common dolphins that we watched for some minutes (mating), until our vigia sighted sperm whales nearby. We saw two sperm whales together: a female (mother) and calf, travelling fast. After a few minutes they dived and the adult saluted us with her tail.

Photos from the morning:
 Common dolphins in perfect crystal clear water, looking at our catamaran "Cetus"

Common dolphins bowriding our catamaran "Cetus"

Common dolphin leaping alongside our catamaran

Striped dolphins (note the baby on the left)

Bottlenose dolphin

Photos from the afternoon:

Common dolphins in the act of creating new dolphins

Sperm whale mother and calf

Sperm whale tail - the beginning of a deep dive

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