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Sperm Whale Diving

I was visiting my son and his wife in New Zealand and as a birthday present that gave me an opportunity to experience a trip on a boat to observe Sperm Whales w...
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I was visiting my son and his wife in New Zealand and as a birthday present that gave me an opportunity to experience a trip on a boat to observe Sperm Whales when they surface. I travelled down to Kaikura on New Zealand's South Island from where the tour boat set sail and travelled about three miles offshore to where a deep trench is situated and is a favourite place for the Whales.
On my trip I was fortunate not only to observe Dusky Dolphins and a variety of seabirds including Albatross but also two Sperm Whales who both after a brief stay on the surface dived tail up as in this image.
It was one of those experiences that was on my bucket list and something I will never forget.
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Witmar
 
Witmar November 15, 2017
great picture
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colincoleman November 21, 2017
Thank you so much
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noellebennett November 21, 2017
Isn't it an awesome experience Colin! We are so fortunate to live on South Island NZ. Awesome image 8-)
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richardsly November 30, 2017
cool.