Andrew Armour - caster whales

Andrew Armour - submarine operator of the Dominican Republic - is called caster whales. And all because he is friends with one of the largest representatives of the underwater world - whale. 10-year-old male sperm whale named Scar allows Andrew to stroke it, to sail together and even to clean it.

Underwater operator Andrew Armour has become famous as the "Whale Whisperer" after friends with a huge whale, which allows him to swim next to him. (Eric Cheng / Barcroft Media)

These photos, taken off the coast of the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic at the end of January, can see how much closer to the diver manage scars - 10-year-old male sperm whale. (Eric Cheng / Barcroft Media)

In these photos, there are also other family members traveling with the scar. For example, you see that "communicate the whales." It seems that they met to chat. (Tony Wu / Barcroft Media)

And in this photo the whales swim the perfect system, like during the underwater march. (Eric Cheng / Barcroft Media)

Underwater operator Andrew first met Scar when he and his wife were in their boat in the open sea. Then he was still young, but it seems that it is in danger because he had a wound. Scar swam to their ship, probably in search of consolation, and they patted him. After the wounds he left a scar, hence the name. (Eric Cheng)

"Since then, he and another young female immediately swam up to us as soon as saw our boat. Now he recognizes me when I swim. I think he even know my voice. I can swim very close to it, because we know each other. It even allows me to occasionally clean it. " (ERIC CHENG / BARCROFT MEDIA)

Now Andrew can invite their friends divers to share with them an unforgettable experience. He invited underwater photographers Eric 34-year-old Cheng from San Francisco and 42-year-old Tony Wu from Tokyo to capture his incredible friendship with scars and other whales. (Tony Wu / Barcroft Media)

"When we first saw Tony Schram, we had to step aside to make this giant ran into us, - says Eric. - Soon we will have overcome the fear of one of the huge creatures on the planet. We stroked the scars that rolled over several times, like a dog with joy. " (Eric Cheng / Barcroft Media)

"Humanize animals - even intellectual - it is dangerous, but in this case it was clear that he was scar on contact." (Eric Cheng / Barcroft Media)
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"Scar people fend for themselves, but do not forget that this is, above all, a wild animal, and that you need to treat it with respect." (Tony Wu / Barcroft Media)

Tony and Eric spent three days photographing scars and other members of the family under the watchful eye of Andrew. "Every day the number of whales in the group was different - says Eric. - At most, how much we have been able to see - 13. The group is made up of an adult female, her young, male and female. " (Tony Wu / Barcroft Media)

"When sperm whales communicate, they often converge first heads. Each of them seemed to feel physically different. They often rub against each other, which has a practical purpose - so they are skinned off the loose skin. Where such groups gathered in the water it was full of leather-like black plastic bags. " (Eric Cheng / Barcroft Media)

"As we remember the sounds of sperm whales. During their "meeting" their "clicking with" were deafening. We shook like. " (Eric Cheng / Barcroft Media)


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