Orcas stun and kill herring by swatting their tails through the school of densely packed fish.
The talented @paulnicklen knew that if he positioned himself next to several stunned herring then there was a chance that an orca would feed next to him. However, No one ever expected a huge male orca to approach this close.
Killer whales hunt in deadly pods, family groups of up to 40 individuals. There appear to be both resident and transient pod populations of killer whales.
These different groups may prey on different animals and use different techniques to catch them.
Resident pods tend to prefer fish, while transient pods target marine mammals.
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