underwater photographer captures rare footage of sperm whales sleeping vertically (see pics)

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a rare set of images was captured recently by an underwater photographer. the photographs are so unusual that they will dispel a lot of preconceived notions and will also give new knowledge to common people. the underwater photographer has captured rare images of a pod of sleeping whales. 58-year-old franco banfi caught the magnificent creatures around 65 ft underwater. he was accompanied by his partner, 51-year-old free diver sabrina, and captured the sea living mammals off the coast of the caribbean island dominica.the sperm whales or cachalot are the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predators, they grow up to be 40ft long. the sperm whales are known to be quite social and spend around seven per cent of their time sleeping and take naps vertically for six to 25 minutes. in this particular case they slept for ten minutes. mr banfi, from cadro, switzerland, said, “this was a group of around ten sperm whales all sleeping together. i don’t know why they sleep ver......

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