Dave Hurwitz sent the following magnificent pictures of the Orcas – Killer Whales – that he photographed in False Bay. He writes:
“The pod size was about 9 including 2 males (first time we’ve sighted males in the bay) & 1 very young calf.
They were first spotted hunting dolphins at about midday just east of Roman Rock Lighthouse – they killed one (probably teaching the calf) & then lost interest & headed off towards Seal Island – the dolphins moved off.
I followed them for 11 miles as they continued of a course towards Rooiels & left them.
On previous occasions Orcas have hung-around for a few weeks & we are certainly going to remain on high alert & will hopefully enjoy further sightings.
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For very poignant pictures of another dolphin event in our area see