False Killer Whale Disguised Dolphin

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Clark Miller

Scientists have long known that false killer whales form associations with bottlenose dolphins, but the socialization has never been captured before up close before. I dived down to have a look, and as I approached them they became curious and approached me to see if I might be their next meal. They stopped about 2 meters from my camera. At first we just stared at one another and I could see all eyes upon me as I managed to take five quick shots. Scientists still do not know much about false killer whales and even less about the bizarre association with bottlenose dolphins.

Location: Dominica


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