Killer whales attack couple's boat leaving Brits horrified as they bite vessel; Haydn, who founded Viking Fitness Training, said it was the first time he'd seen orcas this close even though the majestic beasts are a common sight in Shetland. These short-sighted killer whales - or orca - nose up through gaps in the ice to determine how they can reach new fishing grounds. In the morning the children made their own passports and boarding cards ready to arrive at the airport. Frozen Planet photography: killer whales in Antarctica A pod of killer whales 'spyhop' amid the breaking sea ice, in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. The expedition took three months in total during the winter of 2008 and 2009. Frozen planet: The book to accompany Sir David Attenborough's new 7-part BBC series Frozen Planet has gone on sale. When Killer Whales Attack: Video Footage from 'Frozen Planet' stirs memories of a close encounter of the orca kind. ... Then we got back on board the boat, ready to go and visit the orca whales. Haydn said: "That is the first time I've been metres away from them, especially when they are hunting. Frozen Planet As an introduction to our new topic The Frozen Planet, Year 1 across the Trust took a virtual trip to Antarctica. Frozen Planet is the first series to adapt a stabilised aerial camera and mount it to the front of boats, enabling filmmakers to get close to polar bears in their melting summer ice world The crew of the MV Nisshin Maru (日新丸), Japan's primary whaling vessel and the world's only w The publication showcases stunning photography shot … A Japanese whaling crew has fallen victim to a dramatic full on assault by a school of killer whales, killing no less than 16 crew members and injuring 12, has reported the Japanese Government this morning. 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