Photo of the Day

Well.  What a metaphor.

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  • blokeintakapuna

    Whale jumping the Shark?

    • Just a love bite mate, nothing serious… :)

      EDIT: Someone actually accused Whaleoil of jumping the shark about a week ago. All that caused is a chuckle and a “you must be a recent reader then”.

      • blokeintakapuna

        Haha yep. Just thought I’d throw out a BiT of bait and see what bites I could get…

    • ex-JAFA

      Is this the bit where a pedant points out that orcas are dolphins, not whales? (I have no idea what the difference is, but apparently that’s the case.)

      • “The killer whale (Orcinus orca), also referred to as the orca whale or orca, and less commonly as the blackfish, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family.”

        Pedantic points earned.

        Bit like people saying “palm tree”. It’s a palm, OR a tree. Palm tree makes no sense.

        • ex-JAFA

          Well I’m none the wiser, except that I suspect that I may stand corrected. Serves me right for getting my “facts” from QI. That description might mean that all whales are dolphins, or all dolphins are whales, or some whales are dolphins, or some dolphins are whales, or… crikey, I deeply regret raising it now. Maybe a marine biologist out there can explain it in terms simple enough for those of us who only think we’re smart?

  • Dick Brown

    I’ll have a quid on the black fellah


  • Ronnie Chow

    That’s either a baby Killer Whale or a fucking big shark .

    • blokeintakapuna

      Probably both… And the Orca won’t be alone either…

  • BJ

    Cam you always come up with an appropriate photo.
    The Black-tipped reef shark is considered the most timid of the species although there have been some attacks on humans. They present as stout with a pointy snout. They have been assessed as a near threatened species. All true!

  • andrew carrot

    I reckon that’s an example of the fast-receding “Great Brown Shark”, a genus prone to biting the hand that feeds it.

  • Patrick

    Related to the picture – interesting article in The West Australian today, incidentally twice the newspaper of the NZ Herald.