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breaching orca

Spy-hopping

Orcas (Orcinus orca), also called Killer Whales, sometimes spy-hop — hold their heads and upper bodies out of the water to look for prey. This Orca bides his time as a lone Adélie penguin (in the foreground) hides behind research equipment on the McMurdo Sound sea ice in Antarctica

(Photo by Mak Saito, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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