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.

Holding thumbs!

Orcas (Killer Whales) in False Bay 1. Photo: Dave Hurwitz

 

Orcas (Killer Whales) in False Bay 2. Photo: Dave Hurwitz

 

Orcas (Killer Whales) in False Bay 3. Photo:  Dave Hurwitz

 

Orcas (Killer Whales) in False Bay 4. Photo:  Dave Hurwitz

 

Orcas (Killer Whales) in False Bay 4. Photo:  Dave Hurwitz

 

Orcas (Killer Whales) in False Bay 6. Photo:  Dave Hurwitz

Dave Hurwitz

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See also

http://scenicsouth.co.za//2012/12/orcas-in-false-bay-2012-photos-report-by-dave-hurwitz/

 For very poignant pictures of another  dolphin event in our area see

http://scenicsouth.co.za//2013/04/photo-essay-of-rescue-attempt-of-false-killer-whales-at-noordhoek/