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Killer Whale Ecotypes and Forms - 2013 UPDATED- by AngelMC18 Killer Whale Ecotypes and Forms - 2013 UPDATED- by AngelMC18
Killer whale ecotypes and form
Remake of the 2010's version of my poster [link]

:bulletblack: Now with all the 10 known forms of killer whales.
:bulletwhite: Size comparation between forms.
:bulletblack: Anatomy has improved (i think)
:bulletwhite: New format

looking through my files I found a piece with this poster that was supposed to post on January 1 of this year. late, but i hope you like it.



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:iconrydirector01:
rydirector01 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
You're missing the Eastern Pacific Tropical Orca.  They have blunted dorsal fins....
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As far i know, those whales are just a few populations, not diferent ecotypes. i think i just the same when we call  Eastern North Pacific Ocean to the residents (both northern and southern residents), transients and offshores from certain áreas. an those EPT orcas are mostly transients and offshores with very few resident pods. if you have info that said they are another ecotype (i couldn't find any) diferent from those on the poster, i would like to read it, to make their profile.
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:iconrydirector01:
rydirector01 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Although by pictures they look like the offshore ecotype
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:iconxyano:
xyano Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
i would love to have this as a poster ~~~
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It appears careful study and observation and research was collected into this intricate and detailed poster here on diffrent kinds of orcas here! This oughta be used in today's research here =3
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I still love this poster of yours so much! Awesome seeing all the ecotypes together, makes for great referencing. Lovely that you included both the diatom coloured and 'fresh' grey and white colouration of the B and C antarctic types - did you know those ecotypes migrate to tropical waters to shed their skin? They leave antarctica looking all yellowy, but come back nice and 'clean' in grey tones only :D
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Euripides2000 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Fantastic! Can I post it to our album at Ocean Chronicles? For the oceans, Elke
Here www.facebook.com/pages/Ocean-C…
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, just bring a link back to the original page please.
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:iconmen-and-machines:
Men-and-Machines Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Thank you for this!
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Great job on the anatomy, though the text gets a bit overwhelmed by the background.
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:iconblusl:
Blusl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool reference image! Was very interesting to read and be able to compare :)

I did want to mention that the flukes and pectorals are referred to as flippers, not fins. Fins are something that lack bone, where as flippers have bone. ^^
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:iconanimaltrainer91:
animaltrainer91 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student
Love it.
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:iconlittlehousecrafting:
LittleHouseCrafting Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
So cool! Thank you!
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:iconcetologist:
Cetologist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Nice job Angelmc18! Kinda looks like my poster I created for NOAA/SWFSC back in 2011 ([link]) Fun to see you attempt the same thing. Keep up the great work!
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:iconjyan-nashson:
jyan-nashson Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I want to frame this!
I want to frame this!!
I WANT TO FRAME THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS!

That's, like, Orcas 101. Useful and beautiful. But all of your art is useful and beautiful.

Did I say I want to see this framed in my living room?
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:iconorcaholic94:
orcaholic94 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Woah! This is amazing! I can tell you put a lot of time and thought into this, it's wonderful! :heart:
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AlexPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this is simply stunning
:wow:
cant wait to see some more of you
please.
draw your comic??? :pray:

i really love how you draw subarctic typeD
they looks so weird with that head.

havent known about the different teeth on the north atlantic type1
:wow:
excellent job
:boogie:
:glomp:
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sunshinenorcas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Nice work! The only thing I'd point out is that Bigg's killer whales tend to be VERY stocky animals- google a picture of Kanduke sliding out to see what I mean! Their jaws and facial profiles are also quite different from Resident's- Bigg's are very big and bulbous compared to residents. Residents also are bulkier then of the others :) Looking at Corky compared to Kas is a good visual for comparison. So maybe if you update make those two a little fatter/bulkier? That was the only thing that really 'popped out' at me :)
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Very useful thank you!
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dinosapien Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Oh my go- YEEEEEEEEEEES.
These creatures are the biggest bitch to draw and this is wonderfully done! Many thanks!
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:iconsupermandrin:
supermandrin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Woooow IM-PRE-SIO-NAN-TE!!!! xD
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, Gracias! me alegra que te guste
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heylorlass Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
That was fascinating- I have to say, its not often nowadays that I learn something utterly new about wildlife as I watch nature documentaries like its going out of fashion and every second book on my shelf is something to do with animals. But I can honestly say I had NO IDEA that there was anything but 1 pattern of killer whale. I had never considered that they could look so different.
[link] <-- North Atlantic type 1/ type 2 :D, I'd guess type 1 because they were hunting seals when I photographed them
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in fact, by its way of life could be many more types, but i only put these, because so far only these have been confirmed.
they indeed appear to be type 1 due the fin's shape, the horizontal eyepatch and for prey. where you taked the pic?
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:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Ok, es oficial, me dejaste boquiabierto, amiga!
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cuidado con las moscas entonces!:D
:hug:
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:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
*COOF, COOOOF!! COOOOOOFFF!!*: Y ahora me lo dices!
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
miralo como proteinas a la dieta XD
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:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Le... faltó... *COOF!!*... condimento!! XD
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ewg! XD
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:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Además estaba cruda!! XD
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful and complete reference work!
I have seen posters done by officical organisations who cannot hold a candle to your beauty. Will you make this available as a print? I'd love to have this on my wal!
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww, thanks. :hug:
in fact I'm seriously considering putting it up for sale, but I'm still considering whether if put it as a print on DA or make high quality poster to send. or both, im not sure.
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
And I'll keep an eye on your account to see if it becomes available ;)
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Sabhira Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Whats the difference between an open and closed saddle patch?
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
open means that the saddle have a black intrusion into the grey like in the two first variation of the resident type.
closed means that there are not a black intrusion, keeping the saddle with a full grey color.
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Sabhira Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, I see now. Thanks!
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome!
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grayorca Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The top of this page explains it fairly succinctly: [link]
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:iconsabhira:
Sabhira Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OK thanks!
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:iconalllysa:
alllysa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with the below comment. I also think removing the shadow on the font would lessen the strain. But otherwise, this looks fantastic! I really love it.
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Banvivirie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
The upper left paragraph is rather tedious on the eyes, if you wanted to change it, go for a serif font for bodies of text, and sans serif for names and titles. :meow:
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Awesome work!
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmiz-liz:
Miz-Liz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never even knew there was different forms. This is awesome! It'd make for a great poster, if you ever were to sell copies.
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
And they can all interbreed? I never knew there were so many.
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:iconangelmc18:
AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they are not completely different species, so in theory they could interbreed, but their habitat, behavior and dialect, which makes it unlikely, but n captivity we can found NP residents/NA Types (named Kalina), NP residents/NP Transient, NP Transient/NA Types (Taima, katerina) hybrids. and Kasatka, a North Atlantic orca was inseminated with the sperm of an orca named Kshamenk that may be a Type A, and now a calf comes in the way.
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:iconeriorguez:
Eriorguez Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Remember than we have a Pseudorca/Tursiops hybrid, and the parents are quite distantly related for dolphins. Species is a subjective concept, but there is quite a large ammount of variety within Orcinus.
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Interesting! Thanks.
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purpleshadowbooster Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow this look awesome :D
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