<p>An orca helps herd a school of herring in the deep waters of the Andfjorden in Norway. (<a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/article/orca-killer-whale-gallery">See more of orcas</a>.)</p>

An orca helps herd a school of herring in the deep waters of the Andfjorden in Norway. (See more of orcas.)

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, Nat Geo Image Collection

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