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.
Dozens of short-finned pilot whales have somehow become stranded in shallow water off the coast of Florida's Everglades National Park. Ten of the whales have already died, with several having been euthanized. Wildlife officials fear that more will die.
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