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IRAWADDY DOLPHIN - Orcaella brevirostris        ©Photo: EPA        In 2009, nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins, which are related to orcas or killer whales, were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest and the adjacent waters of the Bay of Bengal, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said.

Thousands of rare Irrawaddy dolphins found

IRAWADDY DOLPHIN - Orcaella brevirostris ©Photo: EPA In 2009, nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins, which are related to orcas or killer whales, were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest and the adjacent waters of the Bay of Bengal, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said.

Astonishing: These photographs record the final act of a chase that lasted two hours

Look out, he's behind you! Eight-ton orca leaps 15ft into the air to finally capture dolphin he wanted for dinner after two-hour chase

Astonishing: These photographs record the final act of a chase that lasted two hours

Faced with massive shoals of herring Norway’s Andfjorden, members of the pod coordinate their moves.

Stunning images show killer whales working together to whip up something to eat

Faced with massive shoals of herring Norway’s Andfjorden, members of the pod coordinate their moves.

Infographic comparing the life of an orca in the wild v. in captivity. Highlights why these magnificent creatures should be left in the wild.

Infographic comparing the life of an orca in the wild v. in captivity. Highlights why these magnificent creatures should be left in the wild.

Blue-eyed killer: Perkins has noted one intriguing characteristic of white sharks - their ...

Photographer captures terrifying image of smiling great white shark

Blue-eyed killer: Perkins has noted one intriguing characteristic of white sharks - their ...

Also known as the killer whale, the ORCA is found throughout all the world’s oceans, and is believed to be the most widespread mammal species after humans. An intelligent and versatile predator, the orca shows a wide range of different hunting techniques. The orca is a social species, communicating using a variety of screams, clicks and whistles, as well as through physical behaviours such as breaching, slapping the flippers or tail, and ‘spyhopping’ (bringing the head out of the water).

Also known as the killer whale, the ORCA is found throughout all the world’s oceans, and is believed to be the most widespread mammal species after humans. An intelligent and versatile predator, the orca shows a wide range of different hunting techniques. The orca is a social species, communicating using a variety of screams, clicks and whistles, as well as through physical behaviours such as breaching, slapping the flippers or tail, and ‘spyhopping’ (bringing the head out of the water).

Discover more about #dolphins clicking in this interactive #graphic. When one of Earth’s smartest creatures vocalizes, it fuels a heated debate among scientists: Are dolphins actually speaking a complex language?

Discover more about #dolphins clicking in this interactive #graphic. When one of Earth’s smartest creatures vocalizes, it fuels a heated debate among scientists: Are dolphins actually speaking a complex language?

Divers swim with giant sperm whales in the warm waters off Dominica in the Caribbean

Diving with giants: The extraordinary shots that capture the gentleness of nature's largest predator

Driving the Alaska Highway | Canada Road Trip. With swirls of steam rising and the crystal-clear water of Liard Hot Springs embracing me, I know there’s no more soothing antidote to my long day’s drive.

Driving the Alaska Highway

Driving the Alaska Highway | Canada Road Trip. With swirls of steam rising and the crystal-clear water of Liard Hot Springs embracing me, I know there’s no more soothing antidote to my long day’s drive.

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