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By RodStrachan  
Early one morning (3am-ish) I went for a wander around the coastline and spotted a couple of Orca killer whales swimming into the bay. After a quick sprint along the coast I managed to locate myself at the closest point they'd swim past the shoreline. The one in the image cruised past a nearby photogenic iceberg - there's a slight crop factor on this but I was glad to have got up early that morning! Location: Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, Antarctica Peninsula.

Tags: Ice Whale Antarctica Orca Iceberg Wildlife and nature

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15 Oct 2012 9:34PM

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
15 Oct 2012 9:37PM
Stunning image from a spot most of us can only hold in or imaginations.
Emma94 4 2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 10:05PM
Absolutely fantastic! How I wish I could live so close to such beautiful scenery!!
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
15 Oct 2012 10:58PM
On my hit list ( next year !!) Rod.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Oct 2012 11:12PM
amazing shot, what a spectacular view!
16 Oct 2012 7:27AM
Stunning! Superb whites.
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 11:09AM
Superb capture!!
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 4:06PM
A very special image - what a privilege it must have been to see this.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
17 Oct 2012 5:30AM
Majestic composition

PhilT2 Plus
6 380 25 England
17 Oct 2012 8:43AM
This shot is so iconic............glad you were up so early and was able to get to such a great spot. A joy to see and so glad you have shared this.
Merbert Plus
7 5 1 Australia
20 Oct 2012 9:55PM
Great Photo! Iím glad I stumbled onto your site.
Thanks Norbert

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