National Geographic

@natgeo 2 months ago
Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | Winter in the northern fjords of Norway is steeped in dark mystery. Finding orcas underwater is possible by locating their triangular fins as they patrol the fjords in search of the vast schools of herring that seek shelter here. If you get a chance to get in the water, you will find a beautiful ballet, as whales corral fish in a coordinated exercise so perfectly coordinated that you almost have to rub your eyes to believe it. Every winter, over one thousand killer whales and hundreds of humpback whales congregate in this region—the Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja archipelagos—to feed because it is so rich with fish. There's no other place in the world like it. Follow me @Mitty to learn more about what it's like to look one of the world's top predators in the eye underwater and how I'm working with @SeaLegacy to protect places like this. #OilFreeLofoten #ExtinctionEndsHere #Orca #Ocean #Norway

Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | Winter in the northern fjords of Norway is steeped in dark mystery. Finding orcas underwater is possible by locating their triangular fins as they patrol the fjords in search of the vast schools of herring that seek shelter here. If you get a chance to get in the water, you will find a beautiful ballet, as whales corral fish in a coordinated exercise so perfectly coordinated that you almost have to rub your eyes to believe it. Every winter, over one thousand killer whales and hundreds of humpback whales congregate in this region—the Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja archipelagos—to feed because it is so rich with fish. There's no other place in the world like it. Follow me @Mitty to learn more about what it's like to look one of the world's top predators in the eye underwater and how I'm working with @SeaLegacy to protect places like this. #OilFreeLofoten #ExtinctionEndsHere #Orca #Ocean #Norway