Risky Business

As a sea lion, you’d think you were safe from Orcas while on the beach, well you’d be wrong.

The risk of beaching themselves is very real, but the combination of smooth stones and high tide aid the whales in returning to deeper water.

Amazingly, this hunting strategy is not thought to be the result of instinct and has instead been taught down the generations, with just a handful of whales putting the technique to use.

The shores of Patagonia are one of the only places this behavior has been recorded.