Killer Whale Bow Wave

British Columbia, Canada

This surfacing Killer Whale ( Orcinus orca ) created a bow wave. If you look closely you can see the oval shaped white patch behind its eye and white chin. The underwater view is slightly distorted by the curvature of the wave. I have read that Killer Whales use a hunting strategy in the Antarctic where they work together to create waves that flush seals off of ice floes.