Killer Whales


Antarctic Type B Killer Whale, photo from NOAA

“Had splendid view of two killer whales which broke through the young ice astern of us, poking their alligator-like heads through, and blowing arduously. They seem to be regarding the ship with much astonishment, and I must say we felt very pleased to have her stout timbers below. More villanous or rapacious looking creatures I have never seen.”

— Frank Hurley

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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