Cutie! Love to see everyone liking the gif :)
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
I’m just gonna leave this here. Free Lolita
the orca she was with until 1980 was a male named Hugo, who was known for repeatedly bashing his head against the wall. He did this until one day, it shook the park and killed him. His body was discarded in the local dump.
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I love you, sea pancake.
yes, two chances to reblog sea pancake twice in one night. excellent.
A type C killer whale mother and an adult individual with what appears to be twin calves swimming in Ross Sea pack ice. Multiple births among cetaceans is extremely rare. This is the only documented sighting of twin killer whales (though vanaqua.org mentions a case of twins in B.C., in which the calves’ fates are unknown)! It may seem like these orcas are caught by the ice and are forced to share this opening to breathe, but I doubt that because Antarctic killer whales are well adapted to their icy, frozen environment. #AntarcticOrcas
A very awesome repost from @seaslaverysucks 💙
12 seconds of the cutest little whales ever.
The idea to display the pets inside the store started in Singapore as a collaboration between Ikea and two animal shelters, according to Business Insider. Together they formed the project Home for Hope.
8 reasons why SeaWorld should stop the Nightly Fireworks.
1. Fireworks have been proven to be harmful to pets and wildlife.
The use of explosive fireworks near animals is considered cruel and inhumane as it causes stress and fear. Animals who are too close to explosions often suffer from burns and eye damage, among others.
2. Orcas ears are very much more sensitive than the human ear. Firework explosions can permanently damage their sense of hearing. Many animals are terrified of these noises so they try to break free, jump off fences to escape the terror.
3. The orcas can get injured.
There are even dogs and other domesticated animals that are brought to shelters with paws and some body parts that are bloody from running or torn skin from tearing through a backyard wooden fence or, worse, crippled from being hit by a car.
4. Marine mammals ingest the firework debris and die.
5. The explosion releases poisonous chemicals and particles that contaminate the environment.
6. Firework explosions can produce a blind panic to the Marine Mammals that can lead to serious injuries, deep-rooted and debilitating fears or even death.
7. Using fireworks near them is both cruel and inhumane as explosive fireworks cause animals immense confusion, anxiety, fear, and stress; and
8. Marine Mammals ears are considerably more sensitive than the human ear and fireworks can permanently affect their acute sense of hearing.