Photo © Audrey Jeane

3rd classified

Sperm Whale Herd

Sperm Whale Herd
by Tony Wu

The sperm whales pictured here had just emerged from milling around in a gigantic cluster, with many of the whales defecating to such an extent that the water was opaque with secretions. This scene was part of a large, multi-day aggregation comprising hundreds, perhaps thousands of whales.