Sperm whales in Dominica
Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:04 PM
I have a photo with 8 or 9 in the frame. I'm not sure if anyone has a shot with more. Tony saw 13 in the water today, but it was impossible to get all of them in the frame at once!
Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:41 PM
Canon 5D3 and 7D, Nauticam and Subal, an assortment of strobes and too many damn lenses!
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:25 PM
Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:56 PM
I only write this because you were sitting at the next table during dinner, and we didn't get a chance to talk. We did overhear you mention "Wetpixel," though. Hopefully, it was in a positive light, and hopefully, the standard rift between researchers and photographers won't be an issue here.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 05:02 PM
Peter, I asked you not to call attention to yourself on Wetpixel. I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to ban your newest username, 'Dr. Who'.
That looks like Scar. 2 divots on the right fluke and one on the left.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:28 PM
A group of five sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) including a small calf. The black debris in the water is skin sloughed off from all of the rubbing.
Nine sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). Three were hanging face up with their eyes closed. Two are hanging face down. Three accompany a small calf in the distance.
Tony Wu photographs a sperm whale with a tiny Sony Cybershot.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:35 PM
Awesome photos, you have been very lucky to find pods each day.
When you encountered the mature male, did he show any aggression?
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:07 PM
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:17 PM
Here is one from yesterday. "Human for Scale"
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I believe I would be adding quite redundant internal moisture to my wetsuit, were I in that position. And yes, I'm still envious. But I gotta admit, that would just have to be intimidating as heck! Them sperm whales ain't no baleen feeders....
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:42 AM
Could you explain a little more how the permit is obtained and what it comprehends? Thank you and congratulations again!!!
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:06 AM
Any guess on how much bigger the large bull was than the females? Did you notice if it was mature enough to have a mouth with a full set of teeth?
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