Babysitting Jonah
An adult, female sperm whale, named Laius by whale researchers, babysits a small calf, named Jonah, while the calf’s mother is 600 meters below, feeding on squid. In some sperm whale families, there is one, dedicated babysitter while in other families, adults take turns watching the calves.

Brian Skerry

Print Size: 910x610 mm
Frame Size: 1170x870 mm
Paper Type: Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta 315gsm
Frame Colour: Black
Exhibit: POS BS 243 23

 

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Babysitting Jonah
Archival Giclee Digital Print


An adult, female sperm whale, named Laius by whale researchers, babysits a small calf, named Jonah, while the calf’s mother is 600 meters below, feeding on squid. In some sperm whale families, there is one, dedicated babysitter while in other families, adults take turns watching the calves.

أنثى حوت عنبر بالغة، أطلق عليها الباحثون اسم لايوس، ترعى عجلاً صغيراً يُدعى جونا بينما تسبح والدته على عمق 600 متر لتتغذى على الحبار. في بعض عائلات حوت العنبر، يتمّ تخصيص جليسة لصغار الحيتان بينما تتناوب في العائلات الأخرى الحيتان البالغة على مجالسة الصغار.

Photographer:
Brian Skerry


Print Size: 910x610 mm

Frame Size: 1170x870 mm

Exhibit: POS BS 243 23

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