[National Geographic Wallpaper] Whale tail (고래 꼬리)
Off Kaikoura Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand
Whale-watching tours operate off the Kaikoura Peninsula. These are attractive waters for cetaceans because of the bounty of prey found in the Kaikoura Canyon.
Tour operators are able to identify one of the sperm whales that frequents the canyon because of its extensive scarring from skirmishes with its prey, the giant squid.
(Photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Deep Mysteries of Kaikoura Canyon," June 1998, National Geographic magazine)