This is why they call them Killer Whales


A pack of orcas hunting a seal really close to shore in Oyndarfjørður on the island Eysturoy where I live, yesterday. Difficult to see, but the seal eventually manages to escape, by hiding between the rocks and seaweed straight under the video photographer’s feet. We call them ‘bóghvítuhvalur’ because of their white belly, or ‘mastrarhvalur’ because of the large dorsal fin resembling a mast.

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