Photo @andy_mann // The sperm whale is the largest toothed predator on Earth, rich in lore and history. I had hoped to photograph this gentle giant on a recent marine expedition to the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago made up of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. After an exhausting afternoon working in rough seas with poor visibility, I finally slipped in and drifted with the current into a large pod of calves socializing on the surface. Within minutes, several large adults rose from the depths and circled me. Moments later they effortlessly disappeared back into the deep. #followme @andy_mann to see more amazing seascapes from the Azores.