Orca species?

From all cetaceans, I think I like Orcas most. Highly intelligent, social animals who are instantly recognised by nearly everybody. However, a lot of them is still unknown. Recent research divides the Orcas into different ecotypes, ecologically distinct forms of one species. But differences in behaviour, habitat choice, appearance and even in DNA indicate that they might actually be several different species. Who knows, time will tell, I guess. Anyhow, it’s really interesting research on a really interesting species.


Male type B (Gerlache) Orca, Antarctica



Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.


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