Scientists have long thought that sperm whales dine on giant squid found in the dark depths of deep oceans. Photos taken last month prove those theories.
On Oct. 15, a photographer snapped images of a female sperm whale carrying a 30-foot long giant squid in her mouth. A calf trailed closely behind. Sperm whales use echolocation to find food in the blackness of deep ocean areas.
The photos were taken off the Bonin Islands, which are 621 miles south of Tokyo, Japan.