Whales Without Humans

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Whales Without Humans
Photography and Captions by Tim Gorski

Orcinus orca, or more commonly known as the Killer Whale. They take our breath away with every majestic leap. Once regarded as simple predators, we now understand orcas to be complex, intelligent, and gentle creatures. In fact they are not really whales at all, but the largest members of the dolphin family.

In the wild, orcas swim up to 100 miles a day, dive hundreds of feet into the water, and use a highly developed sonar called echo location to hunt for food and to explore the vast and mysterious ocean. They have a life expectancy between 40 and 70+ years.

Orcas have a brain 5 times the size of our own, giving them an exceptional capacity for memory and communication. They are extremely social beings, roaming the vast oceans in matriarchal societies of closely-knit family pods. They play, hunt, and travel together never leaving each otherís side.

Orcas develop very close bonds with one another and stay with their mothers for their entire lives.

For more information about Tim's work, visit Rattle the Cage Productions: Documentaries on Animal and Environmental Protection http://www.rattlethecage.org/.

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