Pilot Whale Attack. Pilot whales are cetaceans belonging to the genus Globicephala. There are two extant species, the long-finned pilot whale and the short-finned pilot whale. The photographer had close encounter with pilot whales in the Strait of Gibraltar. Have a look at the stunning video in the next pin.
A whale flashes a killer smile as he homes in on his lunch, off Kona, Hawaii.The photograph shows what appears to be a big grin plastered across the face of a False Killer Whale as he patrols the sea looking for food. American photographer Doug Perrine, 60, snapped the shot
Such intelligent species || #SavingtheWaves Pilot whales emit echolocation clicks for foraging and whistles and burst pulses as social signals. With active behavior vocalizations are more complex while less-active behavior is accompanied by simple vocalizations. Differences have been found in the calls of the two species. Compared with short-finned pilot whales long-finned pilot whales have relatively low-frequency calls with narrow frequency ranges. In one study of North Atlantic…