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Photo: Spyhopping Transient Killer Whale

The head of a transient killer whale peeks through the surface of the water in an act referred to as spyhopping ... a common behaviour of playful orcas.

An act of inquisitiveness, spyhopping is often used by a killer whale, whether resident, off shore or transient, to survey its surroundings above the water. Sometimes spyhopping is simply play for the killer whale.

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


Spyhopping Transient Killer Whale

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Spyhopping Transient Killer Whale
Photo of a transient killer whale spyhopping off Malcolm Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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Spyhopping Transient Killer Whale
The head of a transient killer whale peeks through the surface of the water in an act referred to as spyhopping ... a common behaviour of playful orcas.
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Rolf Hicker
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a7v__4542-ed.jpg - Spyhopping Transient Killer Whale
Country
Canada
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British Columbia

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