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Video of Killer Whales (Orca) hunting herring close to shore at Hamn in Senja, Northern Norway

December 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Here is a video of a pack (or packs) of Killer whales (Orcinus orca) hunting fish extremely close to the shore at Senja in Northern Norway. We saw 25 whales or more in this small cove, and they were all hunting herring. The next day we even saw a few Killer whales that almost stranded on a sandy beach, but they rolled back out into the sea.

We even saw some other larger species of whales further out at the sea, but due to low light it was not possible to make out the species of whale. There has been lots of observations of whales hunting herring in Northern Norway at places such as Senja, Andenes and islands by Tromsø. If you get the chance you would definitely go on a whale safari to watch these magnificent creatures.

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Information about the video:
Camera: Apple iPhone 5
Location: Close to Hamn at Senja, Troms in Northern Norway

Here is a phone camera picture of one of the killer whales:

Killer Whales (Orca) hunting herring close to shore at Hamn in Senja, Northern Norway
Taken with Apple iPhone 5 camera 25th December 2013.

Tags: Birds · Coast · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sea Ocean · Seagull · Senja · Winter

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  • 1 Kiran // Dec 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Some great photos Thomas, Happy Christmas! Its great that you have updated your blog again. I especially like the photos of the polar night.

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