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Sub-adult sperm whale try to move away a calf to to mate with a female, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.

© Franco Banfi / Biosphoto

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Image size: 5472x3648 pixels (18.2"x12.2" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2017-01-28

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Le cachalot est la plus grande des baleines à dents. Les cachalots sont connus pour plonger jusqu'à 1 000 mètres de profondeur à la recherche de calmars à manger.

Keywords

Wild animal / Mammal / Marine mammal / Cetacean / Whale / Sperm whale / Sperm whale (Physeter catodon)

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Threatened endangered species / Vulnerable (IUCN) VU

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species

January

Organism / Morphology / General morphology / Reproductive organ / Sex / Penis

Individual / Stage of development / Young / Whale calf

Species / Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) / CITES Appendix 1

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean / Caribbean Sea

Best of

Individual / Male

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

America / Antilles islands archipelago / Lesser Antilles (Archipelago) / Dominica island

Light effect / Reflection

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Behavior / Threat

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Synapsida / Mammalia / Cetacea / Physeteridae / Physeter

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