The waters of the Pacific Ocean along the Kaikoura coast in the South Island of New Zealand, play host to many sea animals including the sperm whale, the largest living toothed animal in the world. The sperm whale is a marine mammal.
Kaikoura in New Zealand is a popular location for watching sperm whales as they are relatively close to the coastline due to a canyon which hosts a multitude of marine life including the sperm whale and its favourite prey - giant squid.
Aerial view of a Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus, resting on the surface of the water during a Whale Watching flight with Wings over Whales, Kaikoura, Canterbury, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 400, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 285mm.
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