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Killer whale / Orcas practicing intentional stranding; Patagonia. The small population of Orcas of northern Patagonia uses a unique strategy of intentional stranding to capture South American Sea lion pups at the edge of the water

Killer whale  /  Orcas practicing intentional stranding; Patagonia. The small population of Orcas of northern Patagonia uses a unique strategy of intentional stranding to capture South American Sea lion pups at the edge of the water


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Killer whale / Orcas practicing intentional stranding; Patagonia. The small population of Orcas of northern Patagonia uses a unique strategy of intentional stranding to capture South American Sea lion pups at the edge of the water

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Killer whale / Orcas practicing intentional stranding
Patagonia
Orcinus orca
The small population of Orcas of northern Patagonia uses a unique strategy of intentional stranding to capture South American Sea lion pups at the edge of the water. This image is part of a series showing eleven orcas practicing intentional stranding on a beach at Punta Norte, Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina. The entire practice session lasted about one hour and 20 minutes.
Francois Gohier
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Orcas - The Beach Masters of Patagonia!

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. Get ready to be blown away by the incredible intelligence and teamwork displayed by these magnificent creatures! In this photo print, titled "FG-EB-364". Francois Gohier captures a jaw-dropping moment as a group of eleven orcas masterfully practice intentional stranding on a beach in Patagonia. These clever marine mammals have devised a unique strategy to capture South American Sea lion pups. With their sleek black bodies contrasting against the sandy shore, they work together like an elite special ops team. This thrilling image showcases their synchronized efforts as they flawlessly execute their plan. For about one hour and 20 minutes, these highly intelligent orcas demonstrate their exceptional hunting skills and unwavering determination. Witnessing this sequence is like watching nature's very own action-packed thriller unfold before your eyes! As you gaze at this awe-inspiring photograph, you can almost feel the excitement radiating from the water. It's a testament to the wonders that lie beneath our oceans' surface – where marine life surprises us with its ingenuity time and time again. So dive into this mesmerizing snapshot of nature's brilliance – where learning meets hunting, beaches become stages for extraordinary performances, and orcas reign supreme as the true masters of Patagonian shores!

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