Pilot whales are cetaceans belonging to the genus Globicephala. There are two extant species, the long-finned pilot whale and the short-finned pilot whale. The photographer had close encounter with pilot whales in the Strait of Gibraltar.
Pilot Whale. Photo by @rorzmoore This pilot whale may seem to have a big cartoonish grin but these 20-foot-long toothed predators can become aggressive Pilot whales are actually the second largest dolphin after the orca more commonly referred to as the killer whale. Pilot whales belong to the order cetacea and to the family delphinidae. #DiscoverOcean by discoverocean