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Pictured:  Freediver Sabrina Monella swimming with whales. <br />
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A freediver looks tiny as she swims with a pod of huge sperm whales - which are bigger in length than a bus.<br />
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Despite the whales' impressive size, they were more than happy to welcome a new addition to their pod as Sabrina Belloni held her breath for up to two minutes at a time in order to get close to the mammals.<br />
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Photographer Franco Banfi, who specialises in underwater wildlife, and Miss Belloni, 49, spent 10 days with the whales, regularly freediving with them to take these amazing photos.<br />
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Freediving is a form of underwater diving where divers do not rely on oxygen tanks - instead they must hold their breath until they resurface. SEE OUR COPY FOR MORE DETAILS. <br />
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