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Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) by Franco Banfi

Pico Island, Azores, Portugal
by Franco Banfi, Cadro, Switzerland

"Remaining calm, moving slowly and deliberately, I was surrounded by a pod of female
and juvenile sperm whales. They rolled and gently nudged each other with their enormous
heads, occasionally surfacing to take a powerful breath. "

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