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In pictures: Stranded whale

Sperm whale. Pic: WDCS/Charlie Phillips

The whale was first spotted on Monday. Conservationist Charlie Phillips captured these images

Sperm whale. Pic: WDCS/Charlie Phillips

Sperm whales are true monsters of the deep and the species is the deepest diving mammal

Sperm whale. Pic: WDCS/Charlie Phillips

After swimming in circles, the whale eventually stranded at Alturlie on Tuesday

Sperm whale. Pic: WDCS/Charlie Phillips

Conservationists and animal welfare officers kept the public from disturbing the dying animal

Sperm whale. Pic: WDCS/Charlie Phillips

The adult male stranded close to a small cluster of houses

Sperm whale. Pic: WDCS/Charlie Phillips

Highland Council has responsibility for removing the 40ft creature

Sperm whale. Pic: WDCS/Charlie Phillips

Its lower jawbone reveals an impressive row of teeth



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