Sperm whales in Dominica, Day 5


A sperm whale calf in Dominica.. Photo taken under permit.
Day 5: yet another fantastic day on the water! We spent most of the day swimming with whales, and all of us have aching muscles. Scar came around for a bit but didn't seem to want to play. Although we saw groups of up to 8 sperm whales at once, only smaller groups (2-3) seemed to be socializing at the surface. We spent a lot of time with a calf, who let us hang out with him for about twenty minutes.

It's getting harder and harder to choose images to post because there are just too many! I know -- it's a tough problem to have. :)

As always, all of the photos I've posted can be found on Flickr.


Two sperm whales at the surface. Dominica.. Photo taken under permit.


Two sperm whales at the surface. Dominica.. Photo taken under permit.


A sperm whale in Dominica.. Photo taken under permit.


Two sperm whales enter a shallow dive in Dominica.. Photo taken under permit.


A sperm whale hangs vertically in the water. Dominica.. Photo taken under permit.


A sperm whale calf sticks his fluke up out of the water in preparation for a tail slap. Dominica.. Photo taken under permit.