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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!
Spotted on Apr 18, 2008
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011
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83 Comments (1–25)
Such power in these photos, great spotting.
That is really cool
This picture is awesome!
Wow! it's incredible this picture.
Wow! es increible esta imagen:
Hi Desmond - its a Magellanic Penguin
I think it is a Galapagos penguin
The penguin makes the photo look more cool
What kind of penguin?
Wow! Did the penguin get eaten?
Is that a penguin in the first photo?
Oh no, the whale is so close to the shore! :0 Well, dinner time I guess! ;( ;-|
Wow, so lucky to have seen this! Great photos.
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
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.
Awesome shots! Congrats.
Wow, amazing. I'd give plenty to see this event live.