Killer whales are actually the largest species of dolphin, their real names are orcas. Their nickname of killer whale is rather unfair as they are actual highly social, affectionate and intelligent creatures.
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. They should ALL be free! Please do NOT pay to see these animals in the zoos!
An orca whale performs a perfectly formed leap for photographers in British Columbia. The event was photographed by Garry Henkel on one of his company's whale watching tours in British Columbia // Picture: HOTSPOT MEDIA