Sperm whales :: Cachalotes

At a first glance Sperm whales may seem strange animals, with their large heads and bulky bodies. That, and their large size, is probably one of the reasons why they were seen as sea monsters. Yet, as most whales, they are incredibly social, living in small groups and as they grow older, keeping more to…

Humpback Whales :: Baleias de Bossa

When I think about whales I always have the image of the immensity of the oceans with graceful creatures swimming in, as if they were in a giant playground. Humpback whales, with their fabulous acrobatic displays seem to be especially playful. Males can also sing for days in a row to impress their companions, and…

Hummingbird :: Beija-flor

Humming birds are quite fascinating birds. Some, like the bee hummingbird are as small as 5 cm, weight less than 2 grams, and could easily fit in your hand. Can you imagine it hovering over your hand beating its wings 70 times per second? They are able to hoover and to fly both forward and…