AK pod, with AK12 Eldorado, AK7 Cheval, AK1 Hive, AK17 Lou, AK2 Thumbelina, AK16 Steller, and AK9 Kenai.
Photo by Bob Moore.
A male orca hunts for fish on a snowy November day in Prince William Sound.
Photo by Cedar Stark
they're one of the most beautiful creature in the world.
"SeaWorld, in an attempt to keep the captivity of killer whales alive, is proposing building larger tanks to simulate “ocean conditions”. They claim they will be able “interact at the depths found in the ocean.” How this will be possible in a tank that is 50 feet deep, when in the wild our time/depth tags show they dive regularly to over 600 feet, is not clear. A larger whale jail is still a whale jail."
— North Gulf Oceanic Society (Alaskan orca researchers)
via Cetus Research & Conservation Society:
Gotta love land-based whale watching from Eagle Eye…we got a great view of A103 nursing!!
Orca (Killer whale) (by nikon.nutter)