A very rare photos of sperm whale feasting on giant squid

Below are the photos of colossal sperm whale feasting on a rare giant squid. Though the squid looks small beside the enormous whales, it is thought to be an incredible eight to ten metres long.

A close up of the image shows the giant squid - believed to be up to ten metres long - firmly clamped between the jaws of the even more giant sperm whale

These photos are captured by an underwater photographer Tony Wu near the Ogasawara Islands in Japan earlier this month. And experts think the pictures could be some of the rarest ever captured beneath the ocean's surface, showing as they do the sight of five adults teaching a hungry calf how to catch its prey.

Sperm whales are the largest toothed whales in the world, inhabiting every ocean on the planet. Researchers estimate that more than 110 million tons of squid may be consumed by the species every year.

However with feeding depths ranging beyond 800 metres deep, this behaviour has rarely been recorded.

A tentacle of the giant squid measuring three and a half metres long

Via - Dailymail.co.uk


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