The Northern Vancouver Island sky in British Columbia, Canada is illuminated in golden yellowish hues at sunset as a male Killer Whale stops to sleep for a short period of time giving passengers aboard a whale watching trip an opportunity at a priceless picture. The sun is blocked by the thicker clouds which have moved into the area, but the light still manages to filter through to create a beautiful sunset.
Whale researchers have been studying Killer Whales since Michael Bigg began his marine mammal research in the 1970's by identifying the Killer Whales. Over the years, it has been noted that a Killer Whale will rest for short periods of time on the surface of the water. Cases of sleeping or resting Killer Whales has occasionally gone on for as long as eight hours at a time. There is no specific time as to when a Killer Whale sleeps, it is random and can be during the day or throughout the night.
Orcinus orca off Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Orcas at sunset
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/1250 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.
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