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Eight-ton orca leaps 15ft into the air to finally capture dolphin
www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 25, 2013 | Christopher Swann pics, Emine Sinmaz

Posted on 07/26/2013 12:53:57 PM PDT by ransomnote

Edited on 07/29/2013 12:55:03 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The dolphin was originally part of a small group swimming off the Mexican coast But the others managed to get away - leaving it at the mercy of a whole pod of whales With the setting sun just beginning to turn the sky pink, a killer whale leaps out of the ocean and soars into the air, spray cascading down in its wake.


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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dolphin; killerwhale; orca; sourcetitlenoturl
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amazing photography at link
1 posted on 07/26/2013 12:53:57 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

The college kid environmentalists aren’t going to like this. They think all the animals are friends that get along. It’s men who are evil killers on the planet. They’ve watched too many Disney movies.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 12:59:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: ransomnote

Enough from the “humans should be more like the gentle animals” crowd. Animals are heartless killers.


3 posted on 07/26/2013 1:00:44 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ransomnote

WOW! Thanks for sharing.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 1:02:00 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Democrats will give you the shirt off somebody elses back for a vote.)
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To: ransomnote

Great pics.

Dolphins can be mean, too. I think Killer Whales are actually in the dolphin family, too.

Killer Dolphins Slaying, Sexually Assaulting Porpoises In San Francisco (VIDEO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/dolphins-kill-porpoises_n_1106471.html


5 posted on 07/26/2013 1:02:26 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: ransomnote
OMG breathtaking photos!
6 posted on 07/26/2013 1:07:45 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: ransomnote

Incredible. Just think how much energy it takes to accelerate 16,000 pounds upwards through water to get 15 feet up in the air. It’s no wonder the orca was persistent. If you’re expending those kinds of calories when you hunt, you’ve got to score.


7 posted on 07/26/2013 1:08:33 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: ransomnote

“The Circle of Life.....”


8 posted on 07/26/2013 1:09:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Yardstick

I just can’t imagine the strength that required! Propel THAT up through water and airborne? After he had been exerting himself for 2 hours? How high could he jump when he was ‘fresh’ for the hunt???!!!


9 posted on 07/26/2013 1:11:09 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote
Free Willy

The dolphin was just the appetizer.

11 posted on 07/26/2013 1:12:00 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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Incredible. Just think how much energy it takes to accelerate 16,000 pounds upwards through water to get 15 feet up in the air.


And to think, we have millions of Americans that won’t lift 150 pounds 3 feet off the couch to go look for a job.


12 posted on 07/26/2013 1:12:29 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: ransomnote

“So long and thanks for all the fish...”


13 posted on 07/26/2013 1:12:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: American in Israel

Wrong, that was one of Obama’s new blimps.... just practicing a drone strike


14 posted on 07/26/2013 1:12:44 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Alex Murphy

“Forget about the fish, I’m going for the whole shmeer.”


15 posted on 07/26/2013 1:13:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: beaversmom
Dolphins and Killer Whales are closely related and they're both related to other whales.So in the case of the Killer Whales eating Dolphins, it's almost cannabalism.
16 posted on 07/26/2013 1:15:35 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: ransomnote

A few years back I was in a 14’ runabout with two teenagers watching a pod of killer whales off Read Island at the mouth of Bute Inlet when they got on the short chase of a Stellar’s sea lion.

They tossed that thousand pound beast back and forth like a rag doll. We went back to the dock with our hearts in our throats, believe me!


17 posted on 07/26/2013 1:17:09 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: ransomnote

Friend operates a dive boat(South of Jax Fl) that also does these touchy feely dolphin swim things.Those trips as he states are usually full of really screwed up wacky libs.I ve seen some photos and mostly fat chicks,real fat.I need to send this to him to show his charters..well, better not it may impact business.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 1:17:56 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: ransomnote

Yeah, isn’t it amazing? Talk about power.


19 posted on 07/26/2013 1:18:33 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
And to think, we have millions of Americans that won’t lift 150 pounds 3 feet off the couch to go look for a job

Or, attend a Townhall meeting, protest OCare, or go vote!

20 posted on 07/26/2013 1:20:41 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Alex Murphy

21 posted on 07/26/2013 1:21:46 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Fido969

Weemsco Tuna!


22 posted on 07/26/2013 1:24:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: headsonpikes

Correction: Stuart Island, near Big Bay, not Read - that’s another tale of the Inside Passage...lol


23 posted on 07/26/2013 1:24:16 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: ransomnote

I’m wondering how long it will take the Internet to Photoshop a kitten in place of the dolphin.


24 posted on 07/26/2013 1:27:40 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: ransomnote

Great photos.

A few years ago, an Orca hunted and killed a Great White. In the Pacific near Gay Frisco. The youtube link below is similar to how the Dolphin became the main encore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9I_DcSbZjI

It was reported Great Whites left the N California area and headed south.


25 posted on 07/26/2013 1:32:15 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: t1b8zs

I avoid vacation/things like that for those reasons. The libs are bad enough. But when It dawned on me that the ‘tour guy’ probably laughed just as much at me over a few beers with his buds, I took a HUGE step to becoming a homebody.

Not that I blame them. Just don’t feel like funding it.


26 posted on 07/26/2013 1:35:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ransomnote

How is it that these animals don’t attack humans, or do they?


27 posted on 07/26/2013 1:39:53 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well if you had knowledge of the reality of life except Disney...


28 posted on 07/26/2013 1:41:07 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: ransomnote

Orca Tsunami

Coming Soon, from the makers of Sharknado


29 posted on 07/26/2013 1:44:36 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Norm Lenhart

I was in the CG for years and most of my buds are fisherman and boaters.When you live on the water and make your living from the water Dolphin are just another fish and I have seen these libs in action.
If they saw these photos many would be on the phone,web, whatever to stop that type of atrocity.
I always enjoy seeing nature play out and then watch the libs,theres know one to blame and it just eats at them,and rightfully so.


30 posted on 07/26/2013 1:46:47 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LOL

I feel silly because I always believed that “Free Willy” Photoshop of a killer whale was laughably impossible because I didn’t believe one could jump like that.


31 posted on 07/26/2013 1:48:54 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: dfwgator

“Mommie, this dolphin-free tuna just doesn’t taste the same (sniff).”

;^)


32 posted on 07/26/2013 1:50:59 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: American in Israel

That is an amazing picture. The thought of an animal that large leaping that far out of the water blows my mind.


33 posted on 07/26/2013 1:51:10 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: nikos1121

Usually ‘mishaps’ with Orca versus human are attributed to wetsuits making humans look like seals. That injury tends to be an orca ramming a surfboard or swimmer.
There was a captive orca who killed a trainer and swam with her body in his mouth and refused to release her until they got him onto a platform and raised him out of the water. However - any captive animal is bound to behave with extremes. Also a captive orca is believed to have breached and landed intentionally on a trainer - again believed to be aggression.


34 posted on 07/26/2013 1:52:01 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: nikos1121

From the reports I’ve seen, most (if not all) killer whale attacks on humans involve captive whales.


35 posted on 07/26/2013 1:54:26 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: ransomnote
Photographer Christopher Swann, who captured the extraordinary scene, said: ‘The killer whales tore round at full speed for two hours.

Full speed for two hours? I'm no biologist or physicist, but an animal the size of an orca going full speed for two hours just to get one dolphin hardly sounds efficient. The orca may have burned more calories during the chase than the calories it consumed when it ate the dolphin.

36 posted on 07/26/2013 1:55:54 PM PDT by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: ransomnote

for later


37 posted on 07/26/2013 1:57:21 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: ransomnote

It’s a bad week to be a dolphin :)


38 posted on 07/26/2013 1:58:52 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: Vision Thing

I agree with the comment in the article that it appears they were playing with it for at least an hour. It seems they fatigued it enough that they could take turns chasing it so maybe they had little breaks?


39 posted on 07/26/2013 2:03:24 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Grampa Dave

The clip didn’t mention that the Great White was stalking the Orca’s baby, and the Orca just retaliated protecting it’s young one.


40 posted on 07/26/2013 2:04:50 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: ransomnote

Off topic but while searching YOUTUBE for killer whales I came across this lovely little clip of an encounter with a sperm whale set to lovely music.

I didn’t “like” the way the whale kept opening his mouth when near humans but I see that one of the comments thought the whale was smiling!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7-y8LC50r8


41 posted on 07/26/2013 2:08:35 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Yardstick
Incredible. Just think how much energy it takes to accelerate 16,000 pounds upwards through water to get 15 feet up in the air.

Shhhhh...the left will try to harness that as renewable energy.

42 posted on 07/26/2013 2:11:06 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Excuse me...Here's your nose. I found it in my business....agian!)
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To: t1b8zs

Don’t get me wrong, I’s fully on board with nature being a royal biotch ;)


43 posted on 07/26/2013 2:13:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Vision Thing
It says the Orca appeared to be playing with its food.

To me, the description of the hunt makes the killer whales sound like they are giant swimming ......cats?

44 posted on 07/26/2013 2:20:27 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: ransomnote

fr later


45 posted on 07/26/2013 2:24:51 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: ransomnote

awesome pics !


46 posted on 07/26/2013 2:27:44 PM PDT by uddaudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Comments like yours always remind me of the story a few years back that detailed a planned elk hunt in Yellowstone that was being conducted to cull the herd of diseased animals that had the potential to kill off the entire herd.

If I remember right, a couple of animal rights fanatics attempted to hike in from the other end of the valley to disrupt the shoot and scatter the herd, but on the way they were mauled by a grizzly.

I can't help but shake my head when I'm reminded of their self inflicted demise.

47 posted on 07/26/2013 2:30:50 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Comments like yours always remind me of the story a few years back that detailed a planned elk hunt in Yellowstone that was being conducted to cull the herd of diseased animals that had the potential to kill off the entire herd.

If I remember right, a couple of animal rights fanatics attempted to hike in from the other end of the valley to disrupt the shoot and scatter the herd, but on the way they were mauled by a grizzly.

I can't help but shake my head when I'm reminded of their self inflicted demise.

48 posted on 07/26/2013 2:30:51 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: beaversmom

Ugh! HuffPo? Do you have any source besides that leftist scum site?


49 posted on 07/26/2013 2:33:53 PM PDT by JimSp
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To: Baynative

LOL! Animals are going to be animals. That’s why they are called animals. Unfortunately, kids aren’t being taught that fact anymore. They think animals can talk. Okay! So that camel on the “hump day” commercial can talk but I’ve never seen any other animals talking. LOL!


50 posted on 07/26/2013 2:34:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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