Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | When this sperm whale, an old matriarch judging by the many scars in her body, started slowly swimming away, I found myself riding the strong current she created with her massive fluke. She knew I was right behind her, but she didn't seem to mind. More than once I thought about touching her, but as a wildlife photographer it's critical to pass through these moments as little more than a shadow. This is their world. So instead of giving in to my urge, I kept my distance and kept up with her slow swim for as long as I could, and then watched until she eventually disappeared into the warm waters off Dominica. Follow me @Mitty for more from my expeditions with @SeaLegacy that have changed me as an artist and a conservationist. #WhaleTail #SpermWhale #UnderwaterPhotography #ExtinctionEndsHere
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December Spotlight: Underwater
Dive into the water, being carefree and leisurable.
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