The birds and the bees may have their own tune, but when it comes to sex in the animal kingdom, whales put on quite a show. Southern right whales boast some of the largest penises in nature. At a maximum length of four metres 12ft , their mighty members set the record among the rorqual filter-feeding whales. While it might seem gratuitous to dwell on size, in the whale world, size matters.
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Humpback whale in Antarctica. A humpback whale swims through the beautiful ice-filled waters of Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Southern right whale underwater, Eubalaena australis, Argentina.
The research team was enjoying a lunch break on the water after completing a morning of transect surveys , when we noticed a nearby competition pod. We realized that the whales were headed towards us and decided to put our GoPro camera in the water to document the behavior. To our amazement, we had filmed something we never expected to see — one of the whales was swimming with its penis out! Seeing the penis extrude from this slit is a rare sight, which is why we were so astonished and pleased about the footage.