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Photos: The Culture Of Whales

Belugas play, a sperm whale nurses, and orcas teach their pups to hunt in a series of photographs from National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.
Humpback whales, working in teams, circle herring with disorienting curtains of bubbles off Alaska's coast, then shoot up from below with their mouths open. This innovation developed among unrelated groups of humpbacks but is now a widely adopted practice. Source: Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry says it was "the stuff of dreams" to be in the water with a nursing sperm whale.

The photographer and explorer dove into Caribbean waters to capture what he believes to be a unique image. He got within a few meters to get the

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