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Mar 18, 2017

Splitting the Catch ~ by Auden Rikardsen

Photo: Auden Rickardsen / 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Sometimes it's the fishing boats that look for the Killer Whales and Humpbacks, hoping to locate the shoals of herring that migrate to these Arctic Norwegian waters. But in recent winters, the whales have also started to follow the boats.   Pictured above, a large male Killer Whale feeds on herring that have been squeezed out of the boat's closing fishing net.   It has learned the sound that this boat makes when it hauls in gear and homed in on it.   The partnership would seem to be a win-win one, but not always.   Meanwhile above the waves, hundreds of gulls join in the banquet.
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