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Orca Beach Attack

A first row seat on beaches along Peninsula Valdes brings with it an adrenaline packed experience with Mother Nature unplugged. In April 2016 we spent 2 weeks, 10 hours per day sitting on the beaches of Estancia La Ernestina, a private sheep ranch straddling the northern coastline of Peninsula Valdes in Patagonia Argentina. Our goal was to hopefully witness up close the unique foraging skills of the resident Orca pod. While Orcas are known to develop hunting skills specific to the environments where they live, some learning to be expert fish catchers while others prefer a mammalian diet. The Orcas of Peninsula Valdes have learned skills like no others on the Planet. They have learned how to intentionally strand themselves up on the beach in order to catch Sea Lion and Elephant Seal pups. Normally one might observe wild Orcas from a boat, but along Peninsula Valdes the best viewing is right from the beach.
Photos by Bill & Linda Klipp

Visit our blogs about our Photo Expedition to Peninsula Valdes:
Orca Beach Attack Blog: http://billklipp.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/orca-beach-attack
Peninsula Valdes Blog: http://billklipp.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/Patagonia_Wanderings_Peninsula_Valdes


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Killer Whale Beach Attack 26
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Orca Attack 2
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Killer Whale Beach Attack 13 B&W
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Orca Sunrise 1
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Orca Breaching 1
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Orcas Cruising 4
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Orca Attack 3
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Orca Beach Attack 29
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Orcas Hunting 2
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Orca Beach Attack 22
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Orca Attack 10
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Orca Attack 12
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Orca Attack 16
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La Ernestina Beach 1
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Orca Attack 15
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Orca Practicing Beach Stranding 1
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Orca Attack 4
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Orca Attack 9
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Orca Attack 5
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Orcas Attacking a Southern Right Whale 3
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Orca Breaching 2
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Orca Spyhop 1
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Orca Beach Attack 28
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Orca Attack 8
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Orca Attack 7
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La Ernestina Cliff Overlook 1
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La Ernestina Cliff Overlook 2
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Orca Attack 11
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Orca Attack 14
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Orca Beach Attack 27
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Orcas Hunting 4
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Orca Attack 17
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Orcas Hunting 3
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Orca Cruising by 6
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Orca tail Throw 1
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Orca Sunrise 2
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Orca Cruising 1
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Orcas Cruising 2
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Orca Attack 20
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Orcas Cruising 3
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Orcas Hunting 1
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La Ernestina Punta Norte Lighthouse 1
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Orca Sunrise 5
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Orcas on the move to Attack a Southern Right Whale 1
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Orcas on the Move to Attack a Southern Right Whale 2
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Orcas Attacking a Southern Right Whale 4
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Orcas Attacking a Southern Right Whale 5
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Orcas Attacking a Southern Right Whale 6
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Orcas Attacking a Southern Right Whale 7
Sunrise on the Beach  5
Sunrise on the Beach 5
Southern Right Whale  Fluke  1
Southern Right Whale Fluke 1
La Ernestina Cliff Overlook  3
La Ernestina Cliff Overlook 3
Orca Breaching  3
Orca Breaching 3
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Orca Attack 6
Waiting for some action  1
Waiting for some action 1
Taking a Nap inbetween the Action
Taking a Nap inbetween the Action
Orca Sunrise  3
Orca Sunrise 3
Sunrise  2
Sunrise 2
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Scanning for Orcas 1
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Orca Beach Attack 23
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Orca Beach Attack 21
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Orca Beach Attack 24
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Orca Beach Attack 25
Sunrise  1
Sunrise 1
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Orcas Hunting 4
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Orcas Hunting 5
Orca Fluke  1
Orca Fluke 1
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Orca Fluke 2
Killing some time on the beach
Killing some time on the beach
Scanning for Orcas 1
Scanning for Orcas 1
Scanning for Orcas 1
Scanning for Orcas 1
Orcas Attacking a Southern Right Whale  8
Orcas Attacking a Southern Right Whale 8
Orcas Attacking a Southern Right Whale  9
Orcas Attacking a Southern Right Whale 9
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Orcas Attacking a Southern Right Whale 10
Orca Sunrise  4
Orca Sunrise 4
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