Friday, August 5, 2016

Incredible sperm whales

Today, once again, we had Elsemiek's family (sperm whale) around. In the morning they gave us wonderful flukes as they were feeding. In the afternoon, with bellies full, they were in social and curious mode. We had an incredible encounter with five of them, and a sixth one breaching further away. They were rolling around, lobtailing, spyhopping next to our catamaran Cetus. It was a magical time with them and sperm whales will never stop surprising you. During the day we also saw common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.

Photos from the morning:

Sperm whale breathing

Sperm whale going on a dive

Bottlenose dolphin

Photos from the afternoon:

Breaching far away

4 sperm whales together

Human-watching next to Cetus

Lobtailing (more sperm whale to the left)

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