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Killer Whales, Humpback Whales and Sea Lions – Wildlife Photography [British Columbia]

Resident Killer Whale
Aren’t those  creatures amazing  ?  Continue reading and find our more about whales

This week I had an honour to watch whales. Those are mighty creature with incredible intellect!

 

I was able to spot 3 types of whales – Transient, Resident Killer Whales and Humpback Whale as well as their main source of food – sea lions

 

Resident Killer Whales

 

Resident Whales travel in big groups (20-30 whales easily), where an oldest Whale female holds the the highest rank.

 

Resident Whales

 

 In British Columbia you can find one of the oldest Killer Whale female’s in the world named ‘Granny’ she is 104 years old.

 

Resident Killer Whale

 

Children of Resident Killer Whales stay with they mother all their life.

 

Resident Killer Whale

Transient Killer Whales

 

Transient killer whales travel on small groups where 6 whales in considered a big group. They have incredible hunting scales and are sometimes fight shark for food, or to eat shark’s liver. They are able to hear prey miles away.

 

Transient Killer Whales

 

Humpback Whales

 

Humpback whales are huge (12-16 meters long). Humpback are known for slapping water with their tale. Humpback whales migrate 25,000 kilometres every year.

 

Humpback Whale

 

Sea Lions

 

Sea Lions seem small, but in reality they are the size of 2 grizzly bears. Sea Lions live around 20-30 years and weight 100-300 kg.

 

Sea Lions

 

Sea Lions are able to dive up to 600 feet for food in to water and remain under wanter for up to 40 minutes.

 

Sea Lions

 

Seal Lions live in colonies. Sea Lions have a strict hierarchy where alpha-male has a harem of females.

 

Sea Lions

 

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