Killer Whales


Also referred to as killer whales, the orca is in fact, not a whale. This mammal is actually more related to the dolphins as it is considered as the largest specie in the Delphinidae family.

This creature is tagged as the killer whale, primarily because it is a versatile hunter. It mostly feeds on smaller animals such as fish, seals, sea lions, walruses, and even whales. Although this dolphin specie is regarded as an apex predator in the marine world, the orca is not considered as threats to humans.

killer whale

Killer Whale

Aside from its hunting skills, the orca is known for its unique physical characteristics. It features a distinct black back with a white side and back. It also features a white slated eye patch.

You can watch and observe this fantastic creature through whale watching. There are various areas here you can spot these huge mammals in the regions of Canada, Norway, Alaska, and British Columbia. They are also present in the waters of California and Iceland.

You can also be up close and personal with killer whales in the waters of South Africa. In here, you will see killer whales appear in abundance together with other sea mammals such as the sperm whale, beaked whales, and porpoises.