View & Download New Zealand Stock Photos

By downloading the image below you agree to be bound by the terms of the Image License Agreement automatically, without any other conditions or declarations. If you do not agree to the terms, you are not allowed to download the image.

Kaikoura Sperm Whale

Photo submitted by: t-rex on December 8th, 2008

Size:   1115 x 731 pixels, 129.8 KB

Average Rating:   (0 votes)

This photo of a giant sperm whale was taken while out on a Whale Watch boat in Kaikoura. Kaikoura, on the east coast of the South Island, is the only place in the world with a deep-water canyon close to shore that attracts sperm whales. Just 4.5 kilometres from shore, the continental shelf suddenly falls away and the ocean plunges 1,000 metres. Here the whales dive for the famed giant squid, as well as groper and ling. Kaikoura is a foraging ground for about 80 bachelor whales. About half of those that have been identified remain at Kaikoura for more than one season. The others move on.

Put this photo on your website / blog

View more Animals - Photos of Canterbury

Comments / Reviews of Kaikoura Sperm Whale

No comments/reviews yet. Be the first!

Your Name: We require a name and valid email address for all comments by non-members.
Your Email:
Math Question: 5 plus 7 = This question helps us to prevent spam
Your Rating:
Not sure what to say? Here's some ideas to get you started... composition, colour, light, shadow, effects

Please note:
This form does not send a message to the photographer, it submits a review to KiwiWise.