Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sex & Violence at Sea

"It is the greatest animal battle on the planet, and it has finally been caught on camera.

A BBC natural history crew has filmed the "humpback whale heat run", where 15m long, 40 tonne male whales fight it out to mate with even larger females.

During the first complete sequence of this behaviour ever captured, the male humpbacks swim at high speed behind the female, violently jostling for access.

The collisions between the males can be violent enough to kill."

Entire story with video here.

The footage is beautiful and dynamic, and the "how we did it" footage is equally as compelling.


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