Amazing photographs taken by Ingrid Visser of killer whales attacking and killing a mako shark have recently been published. Although Ingrid’s studies take place in New Zealand, the hunting techniques she describes are very similar to those used by killer whales pursuing seals in the San Juan Islands of Washington: cooperative herding, surpise attacks, and powerful blows from the flukes to deal the death blow.
We highly recommend you click this link to read the article in the Daily Mail and enjoy four incredible photographs of orca whales in action. Then consider joining us on a killer whale watching kayak tour in the San Juan Islands for a chance to observe orca whales in the wild. We’ve long speculated that the scarcity of sharks in the San Juan Islands is due to our concentrated population of killer whales.