Running Away

Running Away

Two young elephant seals flee, sensing the danger posed by the approaching fin of an adult female orca. There is clearly a submerged obstacle preventing her from getting closer to her prey which diminishes once the tide rises sufficiently. I watched the killer whale from a rocky outcrop a few yards from the action. She repeated the exercise several times before claiming an unwary weanling for breakfast. Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands.

Orca at Sea

Orca at Sea

A female orca surrounded by scavengers.

Too close for comfort

Too close for comfort

A young weanling leans away from the passing tail fin of the orca.

Head of the rockpool

Head of the rockpool