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.
denizensofearth: “ Pilot Whales, Globicephala macrorhynchus and G. melas There are two species of pilot whales, the Short-finned (G. macrorhynchus) and Long-finned (G. melas), but they are difficult.
Pilot Whale ~ Dark and Mysterious
A dolphin & a Pilot Whale share a smile