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Photo: Male Killer Whale British Columbia

A large male Killer Whale from the Northern Residents cruises through the waters off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

The tall dorsal fin of this male Killer Whale heads towards us as we capture this beautiful photo off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The mist from his blowhole glistens in the sunlight as it hangs over the Killer Whale as he travels in the vast ocean waters.The dorsal fin of a male Killer Whale grows to be much taller than that of a female. This is how researchers tell the difference between the sexes but that can be difficult with the younger ones. Until the dorsal fin of a Killer Whale begins to sprout, the sex is still undetermined.The Northern Resident Killer Whales off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia are one of the most researched Orca Whales. Studies on these groups have been ongoing since 1970 and were started by a Canadian Researcher known as Michael Bigg and have been carried on since his death in 1990.Whale watching tours are available up and down the coast of Vancouver Island. ... continue below the picture...



Male Killer Whale British Columbia

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Male Killer Whale British Columbia
Photo of a male Killer Whale in the waters off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

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... To be able to see this particular male Killer Whale or one of his closest relatives, you are best to head out on a tour off the Northern tip of Vancouver Island. It is truly an experience of a lifetime and is something that everybody should partake in at least once. Nothing is more beautiful than watching a large male Killer Whale surface within a few feet of your whale watching boat.Killer Whales off Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/1000 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 100mm.

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Male Killer Whale British Columbia
A large male Killer Whale from the Northern Residents cruises through the waters off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
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