Smiling Pilot Whale Captured on Camera

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    A Marine Biologist was granted a rare permit to dive in the Strait of Gibraltar and snapped this incredible photo of a Pilot Whale seemingly smiling for the camera.

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    Photo Credit: Rory Moore / Barcroft Media

    Mr Moore, from Crickhowell, Wales, said: "Some of the whales came up to the camera and started to blow bubbles and 'bark' loudly. It was an amazing thing to witness but it was actually a clear sign to keep our distance.

    He said: "We think these pilot whales will have had minimal contact with humans. It's great because they are very curious and they were very keen in coming to investigate us and were looking at their reflections in the camera lens.


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    Divers capture smiling pilot whale on camera - Telegraph
     
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  3. blumoon reefers

    blumoon reefers Millepora

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    That is awesome!!! I love it. Thanks for sharing that, made my morning.
     
  4. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    that smiles gets small cetaceans in to a lot of trouble. as happy as that pilot whale may be it's not really smiling. and that curiosity is what gets them killed so easy.
     
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    =Jwin= Tassled File Fish

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    Well that killed the faster than a chicken wandering into a foxhouse...
     
  6. Raimond

    Raimond Bristle Worm

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    Very cool post, thanks.
     
  7. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I removed your other post as it was waaaayyy off topic.