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

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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
 
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