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NEWS Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - While taking some of the first underwater photographs of sperm whales off the coast of Sri Lanka in the early 80s, Flip Nicklin noticed a human shape beyond the whales. As he got closer, he realized it was his own father.

Flip Nicklin reflects on 'A Life with Whales'

Right, one of Nicklin's images from his book: Three generations of whale researchers - Jim Darling, left, Gustavo Alvarez Colombo, center, and Roger Payne - watch a southern right whale hold its tail into the wind in Patagonia in 1986.  All humpback photos taken under NMFS permit #753.
Right, one of Nicklin's images from his book: Three generations of whale researchers - Jim Darling, left, Gustavo Alvarez Colombo, center, and Roger Payne - watch a southern right whale hold its tail into the wind in Patagonia in 1986. All humpback photos taken under NMFS permit #753.
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