This is the same sperm whale pod Blue Planet filmed off Sri Lanka but flocking tourists are constructing it less of a safe place for these stunning animals
These transcendent, haunting images taken by photographer Andrew Sutton in the water of the western Indian Ocean come close to understanding something of the magnificent and enigmatic sperm whale, an animal which still remains fairly unknowable to us, for all that we have exploited it for 500 years.
Don’t tell the other cetaceans, but I think sperm whales are the most beautiful mammals on the planet.
For millennia they have swum in every ocean, occupied only with their physical and cultural egoes. They still hang there, dreaming. And according to the scientist Hal Whitehead, we are to be able to even have an inkling of those dreams.
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