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Kasatka testing my trust level again, nibbling on my fingers. The expression on the two women is priceless. They were still young then and their teeth still had their sharp points. I got scratched a lot doing this, nothing really serious and the results made it worth it.
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xTorchwoodx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Corky (feeding and touching) but I wasn't around when you could still do this. When I was a kid they were still allowing people to get up close but this was already stopped. How I wish I could have had this kind of opportunity. I keep coming back to look at these pictures.
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0rcinusorca Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Glad you enjoy them. It was an amazing experience to get to know them this way, without restrictions or someone watching over my shoulder. I doubt they would let anyone do this now, even in a controlled encounter environment. We had to get to know and Trust each other. It took hundreds of hours at the tank to develop the relationship to this level of Trust. The encounter programs don't have that type of time.

A lot of people think that they can just walk up with a tray of fish and this same type of interaction will take place. It does not happen that way. I *never* fed them at all to get them to come over. None of the dozens of Cetaceans I've gotten to know over the years. Just patient waiting with a hand out in the water.
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MummyOrca Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great moment! (: I wonder what those ladies thought was happening?
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0rcinusorca Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
probably that I was going to loose fingers. :P
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MummyOrca Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably!
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RobindV Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amazing moment
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