Zoomed image of a Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Sperm Whale just below the surface of the ocean, viewed from above

Detailed Description

Zoomed image of a Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) below the surface, with contrast increased for clarity.

The Seabird Studies Team at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center is conducting aerial photographic surveys of the ocean off central and southern California to create comprehensive maps of seabird and marine mammal distributions. Learn more here.

Details

Image Dimensions: 2385 x 1590

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US