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Seeing Eye to Eye with the Creatures of the Deep

Diver Reinhard Mink got the sight of his life recently as he came face-to-face with a 50ft Sei Whale in the Azores archipelago!

Reaching speeds of up to 40mph, the Sei Whale is one of the fastest on the planet as well as one of the most shy, which makes such up-close sightings quite rare.

While working on a documentary on Sperm Whales, Mink and his team received word that the Sei Whale was nearby and headed in search of it. The enormous creature took an interest in the divers and chose to come up close to them, a real once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Why not book a getaway in the Azores and search for these magnificent animals yourself? The Sei Whale is just one of many iconic whale species found in these waters, meaning you’ve got plenty of opportunities to enjoy your own unforgettable experience!

 

17. January 2014 by Emma Smith

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