Sperm whale birth

In the encounter of a lifetime, photographer Kurt Amsler meets a sperm whale only seconds after its birth. 

Screenshot of sperm whale giving birth video
© Kurt Amsler


Mid-morning off the island of Faial in the Azores, and the boat’s radio suddenly crackles into life. A pod of six sperm whales have been spotted about 1.5km to the south-west. 

The skipper reaches the spot in no time and environmentalist Kurt Amsler enters the water. He discovers that a sperm whale has given birth. 

Watch jaw-dropping footage of his incredible experience. 


You can read Kurt’s full story in the July 2015 issue. 

See amazing underwater photography by Kurt Amsler. 

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