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Sperm Whale

Physeter macrocephalus

Description:

largest of the toothed whales, sperm whales breed year round in the deep waters just off the west coast of Dominica, multiple individuals in the photos, last photo is a mother and calf

Habitat:

Caribbean sea

Notes:

My first whale spotting ever! I was stoked to see at least 8 sperm whales during a 3 hour whalewatching tour, including a mother and a calf feeding. I was hoping to see some dolphins too but we only saw sperm whales.

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9 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks everyone for all the comments.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

What a great experience Dan. Very few people will get to see these. Nice pics.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 6 years ago

Awesome, Dan! I've never seen sperm whales, would really love to though. These are amazing pictures, the water is so blue!

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 6 years ago

great series, they've been on my list for a while now

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Truly Beautiful!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Totally awesome!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

I'll be forever envy...

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks a lot Jake!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

What a vibrant series! Beautiful! Congratulations on your first whale spotting, too!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Saint Paul Parish, Dominica

Lat: 15.41, Long: -61.37

Spotted on Feb 6, 2013
Submitted on Mar 23, 2013

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