Killer Whales, Humpback Whales and Sea Lions – Wildlife Photography [British Columbia]
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.
In British Columbia you can find one of the oldest Killer Whale female’s in the world named ‘Granny’ she is 104 years old.
Children of Resident Killer Whales stay with they mother all their life.
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.
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.
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 are able to dive up to 600 feet for food in to water and remain under wanter for up to 40 minutes.
Seal Lions live in colonies. Sea Lions have a strict hierarchy where alpha-male has a harem of females.
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