18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sperm whales socialising

Picture taken under permit while researching the animals and recording numbers. In this picture, several animals are socialising at the surface. Socialising often include biting each other gently. 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