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Orcas displaying how their dorsal fins should look Another view of the Orcas we saw in Iceland, but I like this because it so clearly shows how the dorsal fin of wild orcas should stand - straight up. This might seem obvious, but many of the orcas kept in captivity develop dorsal fins that flop over to one side and the organizations that keep them in captivity claim that this is normal. It is not. Orcas should not be kept in captivity. Geotagged,Iceland,Killer whale,Orcinus orca,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Orcas displaying how their dorsal fins should look

Another view of the Orcas we saw in Iceland, but I like this because it so clearly shows how the dorsal fin of wild orcas should stand - straight up. This might seem obvious, but many of the orcas kept in captivity develop dorsal fins that flop over to one side and the organizations that keep them in captivity claim that this is normal. It is not. Orcas should not be kept in captivity.

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  1. Well said, and thank you very much for the educational post. Posted 17 days ago

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The killer whale , also referred to as the orca whale or orca, and less commonly as the blackfish, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from the frigid Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Killer whales as a species have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mammals such as sea lions, seals, walruses, and even large.. more

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Uploaded Sep 8, 2017. Captured Feb 24, 2016 14:45 in Kvíabryggja, Iceland.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/202s
  • ISO125
  • 144.622mm