Iceland Orca Whale Watching January 12, 2019

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Iceland Orca Whale Watching January 12

After 10 days without trips because of bad weather conditions, we were treated to an amazing killer whale encounter today! After a long search we spotted a total of 15 individuals towards the end of the trip, and we could watch them foraging and travelling. There were several youngsters around, and the male dorsal fins sure looked impressive in the snow!

Social Structure

Have you wondered why we often see orcas in groups? Killer whales live in complex and stable social groups. Normally, individuals separate for only a few hours at a time, to mate or forage.  We regularly see the same groups in our whale watching area in West Iceland.

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