Off-shore Killer Whales
Not often seen in the bay, this ecotype of killer whale feeds almost exclusively on sharks in the open ocean. We found them in the outer bay and spent much of the day with them (and their three small calves).
This photo was taken during a research survey with Monterey Bay Marine Life Studies (MarineLifeStudies.org/NMFS permit #20519). 100% of proceeds from the sale of this photo will go directly to that organization.
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