Terra Mater: Killer Whales - Fins of Change (by Ars Electronica)
Footage of Type B Antarctic Orcas swimming and spyhopping through ice.
@paulnicklen #onassignment for @natgeo with @cristinamittermeier in #Norway. I photographed this wild #orca as it herded a ball of herring in a Norwegian fjord as part of a new assignment on the complex ecology and marine mammal behaviour in the fjords of (by bigocubfan40)
Spyhops galore today! Met up with the J14s, J16s, and K14s (and Granny too!) and they sure were in a playful mood. I can’t even count how many spyhops we saw.
Photo and caption by Isabelle Dupre
Back flip of a wild orca (Orcinus orca) in the waters off Norway. This young female did the same breach three times close to our boat. I have never ever seen a breach like that from a wild orca. I cannot recall any picture taken of such a breach in the wild. The second time she breached, I was able to capture the reflection of the female on the still water of the sea which was like a mirror. It is one of my best memories in my photographing experience.
Location: Norway - Vesteralen Islands - Offshore