Posts tagged orcas
Posts tagged orcas
Baby Albion nursing.
In the wild, orcas live complex lives with different sounds and vocals. Mixing these whales from different pods makes it so they can’t understand each other. At all. It’s like an American trying to talk to someone who spoke and understood only Dutch. I don’t like to compare to similar species but that’s how it is for them.
who is this beauty?dreams-of-whales
What a saddle patch!!
Yep! That’s Racer (L72). I love her saddle. Matia (L77) and Calypso (L94) have a similar saddle to her’s on their left sides. :D
I think it’s so cool when orcas porpoise. Because it’s like, “yes we are dolphin. cute normal dolphin playing in waves.”
(Just huger and with freaking-giant dorsals.)
(Source: , via derangedhyena-delphinidae)
Not everyone likes to rest. Often juveniles stay active while the pod snoozes.
-North Gulf Oceanic Society.
Killer in the Mist (2009) by Stefano Unterthiner
"The picture was taken in a torrential rainstorm on Possession Island in the sub-Antarctic Crozet Archipelago. A killer whale family was hunting king penguins and southern elephant seals just off a nearby beach.
'Over four months, this was the first time,' says Stefano, 'that I saw killer whales so close to shore or to the king penguin rookery.' The penguins were in a terrible panic, he says. 'The drama was intense, what with the enormous male, its dorsal fin slicing through the grey water, and the simply terrible weather.' Stefano spotted the killer whales from the cliff overlooking the beach and then spent more than three hours photographing them in whipping rain. 'It's one of the most unforgettable moments of my life.' ” [x]
Just let it sink in that J pod recently traveled over 850 miles from California to Washington in 8 days.
Here’s a different narrative about how confusing and horrible Morgan’s life is.
I’m sorry I can’t draw nice things, but this is not a nice topic, either.
Dr. Lisa Ballance (NOAA Fisheries Service) with a curious calf - this is a Type C killer whale, a fish-eater.
J-Pod has returned to the Salish Sea and Granny is with them (and Onyx too)! Hoping to hear from the Center for Whale Research soon that everyone is present and accounted for. (and also hoping they stick around until Sunday!)
Based on the documentary, “Blackfish.”
I like that both whale and trainer are in bondage, and connected. Both depend on each other for their livelihood, and both suffer under the same company.
really really great illustration. truly it is.
Photoshop doodles … aka SPACE WHALES (and a space chinook)
Ink and graphite
18 x 40 inches
All but one of these whales is now dead.
Representing the 45 individuals of the southern resident killer whale population that were captured and placed into aquarium facilies around the world. Each is represented as accurately as possible to their true markings.
Moby Doll, the first orca ever captured and put on display 50 years ago, is at the top. Tokitae/Lolita, the only survivor, is at the bottom.
Here is the latest poster for The Transient Killer Whale Research Project, giving some background on the population of transients known as the West Coast Transients! This is available for sale with proceeds going to fund the project’s field season. (The ‘for sale’ copy will not have a watermark!)