Sperm Whale Caught with Giant Squid Snack Between Teeth

Finally, the amazing underwater photographer Tony Wu caught a sperm whale with a piece of giant squid caught between its teeth.

Must see pics! I’m not sure of the copyright status of the images so I will play it safe and just refer you to the exclusive story on the Daily Mail.

One of the dead squid’s tentacles – a leftover scrap – was measured at a jaw-dropping three-and-a-half metres long.

And experts now 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.

Underwater photographer Tony Wu witnessed the pod – five adults and a juvenile – devour the mammoth squid near the Ogasawara Islands in Japan earlier this month.

‘It was a childhood dream come true,’ said Mr Wu.

‘I remember reading Moby Dick and the kraken scene from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, dreaming about what it would be like to see a sperm whale eating a massive squid in real life.

‘Of course, in reality the animals are not quite so ridiculously over-sized, but it was an adrenaline-inducing sight to witness.’

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