This killer whale mom and her baby take a leisurely swim on a beautiful sunny day off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. A pair like this are always travelling together until the baby gets older and decides to venture a little to check out its new world but will always return to its mother's side.A baby killer whale is called a calf and is approximately 8 feet long at birth and weighs between 300 to 400 pounds. After the calf is born the mother will help the baby to the surface to get its first breath of air. The calf will nurse for about the first 12 months of its life and during this time the mom also teaches it to find and catch food on its own.This particular pair of killer whales are known as Northern Resident Killer Whales and are usually seen off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia on whale watching trips from July to October each year. There is nothing more delightful to see than a baby killer whale splashing and playing by its mother.Killer Whales off Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 400, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 360mm.
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