i fell in love with killer whales because of the movie “free willy” and i always thought they were termed killer whales because of their murderous appearance. i grew up thinking that they were sweet, kind and gentle.
until i saw the following clip on nat geo one evening many years back.
i was disturbed and uncomfortable. the images haunted me for a very long time because they looked very dangerous. i never could quite see them the same way again even though i still love whales very much and would want to see them in real life one day.
here’s the video that showed the true colours of the killer whale.
now that i’m older and more accustomed to the image (i’ve replayed it in my mind for many years), i can view it now with less fear and more amazement.