Aug06

ORCA photo named as one of July's best science images

Author // Lucy Babey Categories // Survey & Sightings News

ORCA photo named as one of July's best science images
The image was one of hundreds captured, with photos such as this one being key in confirming this hard-to-identify species

ORCA's True's beaked whale photo recognised by the prestigious scientific journal.

Nature, the world famous scientific journal, has become the latest international publication to highlight the incredible images ORCA surveyors captured of True's beaked whales during our trip with Jessops Academy last month.

The journal highlighted the pictures as one of their science photos of the month for July, showing True's beaked whales breaching in the Bay of Biscay.

The photos were captured by long time ORCA volunteer and guide, Brian Clasper, and were snapped in early July in an encounter which produced some of the best pictures of the species ever taken.

ORCA Head of Science & Conservation, Lucy Babey, said: "To have these once in a lifetime images recognised by a prestigious publication like Nature is yet more evidence of how important this encounter could prove to be. We are hoping this is the first of many opportunities to showcase the species to the wider scientific community and public at large as we learn more from the hundreds of photos captured on this voyage."

ORCA's trip with Jessops will be running again in 2019 with registration for priority booking now open. Alternatively, if you can't wait until next year you can bag one of the handful of places left on our 2018 Sea Safaris, where we will be keeping a close eye out for this species again!