Photo: Orca Whale Splashing Tail Vancouver Island

A playful male Orca whale shows his excitement by splashing the water with his tail, all with a backdrop of the scenic Vancouver Island coastline.

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Orca Whale Splashing Tail Vancouver Island
Photo of a Orca Whale splashing with his tail off the coast of Northern Vancouver Island, Canada.

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One of the typical forms of behaviour of an orca whale is splashing the water with its tail - also known as tail slapping.

It is sometimes possible to see an orca whale tail slapping, spyhopping, breaching or any of their typical behaviours during a whale watching tour off Northern Vancouver. The tail splashing can sometimes make quite a loud noise.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1DS, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/1000 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 150mm.

Orca Whale Splashing Tail Vancouver Island
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