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Orca 14
2004

Orca 14

Vancouver Island, B.C.

Orcas (Orcinus orca) are also known as "Killer Whales", but they are not killers -- and they are not even whales. Orcas actually belong to the dolphin family. These animals divide themselves into family groups, or pods, that are lead by an adult female.
Orcas captured for sea aquariums live an average of only five and a half years, whereas orcas in natural habitats are able to reach 80 years. Calves are taught their own group's specific dialect used as a form of communication for their entire lifetimes. This species feeds on sea lions, seals, marine birds, whales and fish, and does not have natural predators.


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Nigwel04-Dec-2005 11:26
Beautiful Photo..

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Guest 04-Aug-2005 09:02
wonderful.....
Guest 08-Feb-2005 07:57
Dreamlike..wonderful reflection
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Rob Oele27-Jan-2005 17:58
This is art!
Gail Davison26-Jan-2005 23:39
So beautiful.
Chris Ward16-Jan-2005 07:59
Looks like they are heading directly towards you!
Guest 13-Jan-2005 18:02
This is FANTASTIC !!! EXCELLENT