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Tail fin of a Giant Sperm Whale about to dive deep during Whale Watch tour in Kaikoura, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand .

Tail fin of a Giant Sperm Whale  about to dive deep during Whale Watch tour in Kaikoura, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand . Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Gary Blake / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

FCAR5M

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17.4 MB (1.4 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

2903 x 2093 px | 24.6 x 17.7 cm | 9.7 x 7 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

April 23, 2015

Location:

Kaikoura . East Coast South Island New Zealand .

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Tail fin of a Giant Sperm Whale about to dive deep during Whale Watch® tour in Kaikoura . East Coast South Island New Zealand . Credit Gary Blake © Gary Blake Giant sperm whales Kaikoura's resident Sperm Whales are the biggest of the toothed whales and the worlds' largest carnivore. They are equivalent in size to four elephants. Each of their teeth can weigh more than a kilogram and grow to 20cm long. Sperm Whales dive 2km into the dark abyss of the Kaikoura Canyon to hunt prey such as the Giant Squid. Many of Kaikoura's Sperm Whales wear battle scars from close encounters with this monster of the deep.