An Array of Giants

by firmm Team

On the boat trip from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, we were lucky to meet several giants of the sea. On a single boat trip we saw 2 Fin Whales, a group of Bottlenose Dolphins, Pilot Whales and 3 Sperm Whales. Such a sighting is rare in the Strait of Gibraltar - despite a large whale density- and was of course a cause for great joy. Even Diego - our longsuffering seaman - couldn't contain himself from taking out his camera and he shot one picture after another. Of course, we don't want to deny you the pleasure of viewing these pictures.

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Photo above: A back can be a wonderful thing. The giant Fin Whale crosses towards the Atlantic ocean (photo: Diego Diaz)

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Photo above: this Fin Whale was swimming only a few metres under the water and always surfaced very flat for breathing (picture: Diego Diaz)

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Photos above: the biggest Toothed Whale of the world is beginning his descent leading it to its bounty - the Giant Squids. (photos: Diego Diaz)

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Diego Diaz has been working as a seaman for firmm for 4 years. His experience in the Strait of Gibraltar and his knowledge as a seaman has been a great advantage for firmm. Even after countless boat trips to the whales he is still excited about the animals. (photo: Carine Zimmermann)


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