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"Don't Shoot!" | Orca - Killer Whale | Okeover Arm | British Columbia | Canada

For many years including here in British Columbia, th...
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"Don't Shoot!" | Orca - Killer Whale | Okeover Arm | British Columbia | Canada

For many years including here in British Columbia, the Killer Whale was a hated marine mammal as it was faulted for eating too many salmon. It became so despised that a group of commercial and sport fishermen successfully pressured the government to attempt to control the population. In June of 1961, fishery officials mounted a Browning machine gun on Quadra Island overlooking Seymour Narrows. The intent was to reduce the population by gunfire as they passed through the narrow passage. Fortunately safety concerns of the gun's position meant it was never fired. There was worry that ricocheting bullets would be dangerous but apparently the government told the local fisherman that the gun was a potential forest fire risk.

Canon 1DX MKII, EF100-400 IS II & 1.4x Extender III @ 280mm, ISO 3200, 1-1600 Sec, F7.1, Manual Exposure
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