Monday, August 24, 2009

Suckling Sperm Whale Calf, The Azores

A newborn sperm whale suckles from mum. The calf is lying on its side and using the gape of the jaw to feed. Pico Island, Azores

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Masculine Dimension

When it comes to charismatic megafauna, this Sperm Whale in the Azores demonstrates superiority in the masculine dimension.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Bubbling Whales of Vava'u

In two short weeks Pam and I have traveled from the mid-Atlantic waters and sperm whales in the Azores to the South Pacific and the humpback breeding grounds of Vava'u in the Kingdom of Tonga. Here conditions are very different with the humpbacks mating and also giving birth. About 16 new calves a year are born in Vava'u. These images have two humpbacks blowing bubbles as they pass by.