Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales

by Rebecca on May 12, 2013

in Animal Pictures,Animal Stories

Underwater Shot

Chaotic Mess

Underwater Orca

Underwater Battle

If killer whales lived on land, we’d be in trouble. Highly intelligent and social, the black-and-white marine mammals hunt in packs, launching coordinated attacks on other whales and sharks, and even wave-wash seals off Antarctic ice floats.

On April 18, a half-dozen orcas battled a pod of sperm whales off the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The unusual encounter is one of fewer than a dozen such recorded conflicts — and the first observed in the Indian Ocean.

Read and see more at Wired

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