Unusual behavior of the sperm whale kind

Generally sperm whales are on the surface for around 10-15 mins taking in a new supply of oxygen as well as digesting their food and having a bit of a rest before lifting their tail high out of the water where they disappear for 40 minutes or so. 99% of the time this is what we get so see which is amazing in itself however every now and then we get to see the unusual happen out on our tours. Such as surface feeding which happened on one of our tours on the 1st Feb. Our crew managed to get a few photos of this taking place as well as some video footage - Sperm whale surface feeding

 

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