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    Edit Photo Details Too close for comfort   #sperm_whale
    Young sperm whale babysitter, upset that I was too close to a 2 week old calf came charging at me, mouth open and buzzing to warn me away. FYI I was only a few feet away when I took the photo. as I was swimming away
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    Wow, Peter, talk about close encounters at a 20mm focal length! What an incredible moment to be able to capture and still emerge from the water safely. This is certainly a perspective we don't often see from sperm whales so thank you for sharing!

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Feb 15, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2018
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
    Focal Length: 20 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
    Aperture: f/9
    ISO: 720
    Copyright: © Peter Allinson, M.D.
    Categories: Animals, Nature
    Assignments: Close Encounters
    Contests: 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest