Orcas in Antarctica

On a recent trip to the Antarctic Peninsula I was lucky enough to see a pod of Orcas – or Killer Whales –  close to the ship in the entrance to a narrow channel between islands.  The sun was low and bright and the blow from the whales hung in the cold, evening air.  These beautiful animals are extremely efficient hunters – often searching for prey in groups – I didn’t realize that they live so long – up to ninety years apparently – plenty of time for practice! I hoped the penguins and seals we had seen earlier were all safely out of the way by the time the Orcas arrived.

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2 Responses to Orcas in Antarctica

  1. mk says:

    Beautiful images. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Pingback: What do Antarctic orcas eat? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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