Orca Offshore Iceland

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by bobhoge, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. On our last evening on the ship, the Captain's Farewell Cocktails were delayed by a pod of Orca as we sailed from Surtsey to Reykjavik, Iceland.

    There were at least two males with the tall dorsal fins, several females, and at least one baby. The group seemed to be feeding on something just below the surface. There were lots of turns and lunges going on.

    A male (all D-70 70-300VR @300mm uncropped):
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    A male and two females:
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    Two females and a baby:
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    The tail of a diving Orca:
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    More:
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    This one is at 260mm:
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    Gannets with a death wish :eek::
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    No one seemed to mind the interuption :cool::wink: It sure was a nice way to end the voyage.

    Bob & Nan
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    What a wonderful interuption

    Beautiful Orcas
     
  3. mdupont

    mdupont

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    Jun 12, 2007
    Centreville, VA
    Great pictures and a great trip. I dream of doing that one day.

    Mike
     
  4. Wow! I bet that excitement made those cocktails taste wonderful :biggrin: Thank you for sharing these - and all the other photos from your trip of course.

    Alan
     
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