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    A first row seat on beaches along Peninsula Valdes brings with it an adrenaline packed experience with Mother Nature unplugged. It is here in Patagonia where Orcas have learned the unique skill of intentionally stranding themselves on the beach to catch sea lion pups. We spent 2 weeks, 10 hours per day sitting on the beaches of a private sheep ranch straddling the northern coastline of Peninsula Valdes. © Bill Klipp 2016 -- Check out my Photo Website at: http://www.WKimages.net
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 11
    Lighting 7
    Creativity 7
    Story 7

    Bill captured a great moment here. The massive orca is struggling to get into the shallows to capture a sea lion, creating chaos around her, while all the other sea lions on the beach are watching. It gives a sense of a wild place. Great composition.

    Enric Sala
    National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Apr 17, 2016
    Date Uploaded: May 8, 2016
    Location: Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D4
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec
    Aperture: f/6.3
    ISO: 800
    Copyright: © Bill Klipp
    Categories: Animals, Nature, Travel
    Assignments: Pristine Seas
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year