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.
Orcas are smart—among the most intelligent species in the world—making them particularly unsuitable to captivity. Few people realize that killer whales are members of the family Delphinidae, making them the planet’s largest dolphins, giant cousins to the far more common bottlenose and other species of seagoing dolphins.