Eric Echeng gets up close and personal with sperm whales. See more incredible shots in this Flickr slideshow. To read about why people call Eric the whale whisperer check out this article on grindtv.com.
“Once I’m in the water I try to reach them acoustically by making this noise in the water, and it’s the same noise all the time so they know it’s me,” he says. “So I’m talking to them all the time in the water, and they start coming.”