18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Giant encounter

Picture taken under research permit aiming at identifying the animals and recording their behaviour. In this picture, young sperm whales are socialising while one of the research team members is recording the scene. Sperm whales are classified as vulnerable on the IUCN red list

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Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Mauritius
Copyright: © vanessa Mignon