Monday, December 30, 2013

Unique photobomb

A frightening photo of an unwelcome bystander.


JeffS said...

Yet another reminder that humans are the top predatory species on the planet only because of our brains.

When we bother to use them.

RebeccaH said...

One thing we have going for us, though: we don't seem to taste good to the wild things.

Anonymous said...

Deborah .... Sharks and dolphins have different profiles. The dorsal fins are shaped differently. If it were a shark then the tail fin would be visible.

Jonah said...

I'm not sure we have dolphins in California. Do we?

Steve Skubinna said...

I used to sail off the SOCAL coast and dolphins and orcas were common sights. The latter would surface alongside so close that you could have reached out and scratched their backs (maybe that's what they wanted).

It's definitely food for thought when a 35 foot long killer whale comes up next to your 26 foot sailboat and you realize that if he decides you're good to eat there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

Fortunately there has never been a documented case of an orca attacking a human. That might be because they're too methodical to leave witnesses.