Call of the Killer Whale

The most complex marine species on the planet, our counterparts in the sea, are the orca, the ruler of the ocean. They are the most widely distributed marine mammal in the world. Their realm extends from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Orcas, also called killer whales, number fewer than 100,000 worldwide, and learning more about them is a global endeavor for Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of explorers, who travel to both the northern and southern hemispheres as they seek out killer whales in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Northern Lights

The northern lights of Andenes, Norway. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Cod

The Norwegians use these structures to dry cod. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Noon

An aerial view of Norway in December…this photo was taken at noon! © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Scenic

Andenes, Norway at noon. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Scenic

The scenic town of Svolvaer, Norway where the team started their search for Orca. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Chilly Dive

Although the team didn't get a chance to dive with Orca, they couldn't pass up an opportunity to get wet in the Trollfjorden. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Free Diving

Director of Photography Matthew Ferraro free dives in the Trollfjorden. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Snowy Beach

A snowy beach in Andenes, Norway. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Trollfjorden

Trollfjorden, Norway. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Mountain Slopes

The mountain slopes which surround the tiny town of Andenes, Norway. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

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