_BRK2573 Killer Whale (Orca) Pod through rain
As we saw this Orcas pod a very heavy rain started, I took the shots through this very heavy rain. Hope you like them.
Killer whales give birth every three to five years in the wild, although in captivity they have been known to give birth every two years.
Female killer whales appear to become reproductively active between the ages of 10 to 16 years old and continue through their early 40s.
Killer whales carry their young for a 13- to 17-month pregnancy.
Baby orcas are born up to 8 feet long and weigh from 300 to 400 pounds.
Killer whale families are protective of young and adolescent females and assist one another in caring for them.
Killer whale pods communicate with distinctive noises.