Photo: Orca Killer Whale Tail Fluke Underside

A show of excitement after a sea lion kill, a transient killer whale, aka Orca, lifts its tail up and splashes the surface of the water while swimming on its back and showing off the underside of the tail fluke.

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A transient killer whale performs a series of tail slaps on the surface of the water off the coast off Malcolm Island in British Columbia, Canada. This playful display of a orca whale showing the underside of its tail fluke was observed after the orcas had killed a sea lion.

Transient killer whales (orca, Orcinus orca, T30's & T137's) after killing a sea lion off Malcolm Island near Donegal Head, British Columbia, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS 5D Mark II, aperture of f/5.0, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 100mm.

Orca Killer Whale Tail Fluke Underside
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