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Images on this page and associated subpages feature mammals photographed in sea and coastal habitat.
The ‘Whale and Dolphin’ and ‘Seals and Sea Lions’ subpages showcase individual galleries of the seven marine mammals featured on this web page.
The resources for identification of the taxonomic rank, scientific name, common name and expert knowledge on the animals I photograph include several authoritative websites and databases; these as referenced in taxonomic classification section on my wildlife web page.
Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) photographed off the coast of Kaikoura in New Zealand’s South Island.
I photographed the southern right whales (Eubalaena Australis) swimming off Logans Beach in Warrnambool on the South West coast Victoria in Australia. at the end of their breeding season.
Dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) photographed off the coast of Kaikoura in New Zealand’s South Island.
Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) is a relatively new but controversial species of bottlenose dolphin found in 2011. I photographed them in the coastal lakes of Gippsland.
I photographed the New Zealand (Arctocephalus forsteri) at several locations along the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The featured image of a cow and pup is at Taiaroa Head on the coast on the Otago Peninsula.
Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) photographed at the Gippsland Lakes, Victoria.
On the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand’s South Island, I photographed a magnificent bull that just hauled out at Pilots Beach.
Whales and Dolphins: Cetacea