Killer Whale in Peninsula Valdés, Patagonia Argentina
Killer Whale in Peninsula Valdés
The killer whales belong to the order of the cetaceans, and inside this category, to the family of the toothed whales along with the dolphins. This mammals are the biggest ones among the dolphins.
They are usually known as Killer Whales due to their hunting method they use in order to feed from elephant seals in the water and in their colonies.
Their method consist in swimming very quickly towards the beach and intentionally beaching two thirds of their body on the shore thus capturing their prey in their mouth and then moving back into the water with energetic dorsal movements taking the elephant seal alive in order to share their hunt with the other members of their group.