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The impressive dorsal fin of an adult male killer whale breaks the surface as a family group of resident orcas travels together. Behind the tall fin lies a grayish saddle patch which together help researchers to uniquely identify individuals. Killer whales (orcas) are top predators and long-lived magnificent organisms. Different orca groups worldwide have different dietary preferences and social structures and appear to be evolving apart from each other. Resident fish-eating killer whales of the Pacific Northwest live their lives in maternal family groups, each pod known by a unique dialect. (Fotograf: Steven Zeff)
Fotograf: Steven Zeff
Byline: Steven Zeff/Azote
Bildreferens: szb_x0115
Datum: ca. 1996
Max filstorlek: 2740x1818 px (≈ 23x15 cm / 300 dpi)