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Photo: Killer Whale Catnap Northern Vancouver Island

The mist from a lonely male Killer Whale lingers in the sunset lighting while he decides to take a catnap in the waters off Northern Vancouver Island.

A yellow glow spans the sky at sunset, twinkling off the surface off the water off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, while a Killer Whale decides to take a catnap. A Killer Whale has been seen taking short catnaps but has also been observed sleeping for periods of up to eight hours at a time.

Many studies have been done on why, when and how a Killer Whale sleeps, but the sleeping pattern or catnaps are still largely a mystery. Killer Whales have been caught taking a catnap at many different times throughout the day. There is no rhyme or reason to their pattern but it has been noted that while a Killer Whale is resting, they may swim along slowly making short dives of less than a minute each and then making a long dive which can be up to three minutes in length.

Whale off Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Orcas at sunset


Killer Whale Catnap Northern Vancouver Island

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Killer Whale Catnap Northern Vancouver Island
Photo of a Killer Whale taking a catnap in the beauty of a sunset off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

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Killer Whale Catnap Northern Vancouver Island
The mist from a lonely male Killer Whale lingers in the sunset lighting while he decides to take a catnap in the waters off Northern Vancouver Island.
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