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Orca

Orcinus orca

Description:

At a few special locations, Orcas have learned the risky trick of launching themselves onto beaches to snatch prey. Here a huge Orca has flung himself above the tide to catch a South American Sea Lion pup. The resting Magellanic Penguin must have got the fright of his life!

Habitat:

Oceans


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83 Comments (1–25)

ChrisCutter
ChrisCutter a year ago

Such power in these photos, great spotting.

Daniel R Hughes
Daniel R Hughes 2 years ago

That is really cool

la20madryn201511
la20madryn201511 2 years ago

Lovely

la20madryn201513
la20madryn201513 2 years ago

This picture is awesome!

la20madryn201547
la20madryn201547 2 years ago

Wow! it's incredible this picture.

Wow! es increible esta imagen:

:)
;)

Awesome! 😎

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 2 years ago

Hi Desmond - its a Magellanic Penguin

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 2 years ago

I think it is a Galapagos penguin

katelew02
katelew02 3 years ago

The penguin makes the photo look more cool

long-island8
long-island8 3 years ago

What kind of penguin?

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 3 years ago

Wow! Did the penguin get eaten?

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 4 years ago

Is that a penguin in the first photo?

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 4 years ago

Oh no, the whale is so close to the shore! :0 Well, dinner time I guess! ;( ;-|

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 4 years ago

Wow!

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 4 years ago

amazing photos!

staccyh
staccyh 4 years ago

Wow, so lucky to have seen this! Great photos.

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel 4 years ago

oh.. my... gosh... I can't believe I haven't seen this spotting. Beautiful congratulations.

Great spotting adam,amazing series,rigth time in the rigth place,and what a place :-) congrats on another SOTD and thanks for sharing one of the most awesome spotting pages ,very good work congrats

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 4 years ago

I've always dreamed of seeing this live, having watched numerous Youtubes and read books. I wish I could see an orca...

Well deserved SOTD, congratulations AdamRiley, fantastic spotting.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 4 years ago

Awesome shots! Congrats.

Wow!
Stunning captures!

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 4 years ago

Wow, amazing. I'd give plenty to see this event live.

drP
drP 4 years ago

Wow!

CHB, Argentina

Lat: -42.07, Long: -63.76

Spotted on Apr 18, 2008
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011

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