Baja California #16 - Sperm Whales - Collision At Sea?

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bobhoge, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Here are some more Sperm Whale photos from our Baja travels.

    This sequence is shot much closer to the ship that post #15. These are at 120mm. Several Sperm Whales were in a group in front of the ship. You can get a good look at that blowhole on the left side of the head:
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    One whale either turned back on the rest of the group or surfaced from below going the wrong way. It almost collided with the other whales.:eek: :eek:

    I went to vertical to get a photo of the height of the blow, and suddenly there was the tail flukes of another whale just in front of the one I was photographing on a collision course:
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    Lots of quick moves going on:
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    I think the right one is slamming on the brakes :wink: :
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    Back to horizontal to try to get more of the whale wreck:
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    Total elapsed time (2nd photo to 6th) was 4 seconds!

    Bob & Nan
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice
     
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