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orcas hunting herring off the coast of Norway
June 21, 2015

Killer Tails

Orcas show their smarts by working together to whip up a meal. Here, a pod hunts for herring in Norway’s Andfjorden. Members of the pod coordinate their moves, herding a mass of herring into a manageable ball. They then whip their tails against the ball, stunning or killing the fish. See more pictures from the June 2015 feature story “Feeding Frenzy.”
Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

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