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Best pictures of the orca pod spotted near Fraserburgh

Steve Truluck has shared a series of photos of a pod of orcas near Fraserburgh earlier this month.
Steve Truluck has shared a series of photos of a pod of orcas near Fraserburgh earlier this month.

A series of amazing pictures show the pod of killer whales which visited the Fraserburgh area earlier this month.

The pod of six mammals – known as the “169s” – spent a week near Kinnaird Head before heading west into Moray Firth.

It is believed the matriarch of the pod was travelling with their brother and sister, with two baby whales also included in the group.

They were later joined by another two males before they left on Sunday.

Killer whale enthusiast Steve Truluck has shared a series of photos from his trip to Fraserburgh earlier this month.

The 47-year-old said the north-east town is a “key area” in Scotland for killer whales and he was surprised to see the pod stay in the area for as long as a week.

Many an enthusiastic whale spotter came out to catch a glimpse of the animals, with a number of people also sharing their own photos online.

Orcas pod spotted in Fraserburgh

The pod is believed to be migrating between Scotland and the west of Iceland. Picture by Steve Truluck.
The pod of orcas is now on the move. Picture by Steve Truluck.
The pod moved on from Fraserburgh on Monday, May 16. Picture by Steve Truluck.
The first two weeks in May are the best time to spot orcas near Fraserburgh. Picture by Steve Truluck.
Fraserburgh is a key area in Scotland for these killer whales. Picture by Steve Truluck.
The pod was spotted nearly every day for a week. Picture by Steve Truluck.
Steve Truluck has noticed a patter over the years of what the animals do. Picture by Steve Truluck.
A pod of orcas were seen in Fraserburgh for a week. Picture by Steve Truluck.
The group is known as the “169s”. Picture by Steve Truluck.
New calf keeps close to its mother as they hunt for food. Picture by Steve Truluck.
Steve Truluck shared photos from the pod of orcas spotted in the Fraserburgh area. Picture by Steve Truluck.
The animas were in the Fraserburgh area for around a week. Photo: Steve Truluck.
Killer whales come into Scottish waters on the hunt for food, such as seals. Picture by Steve Truluck.
The orcas drew in a crowd of spectators. Picture by Steve Truluck.
The pod of killer whales contains two mothers and two calves. Picture by Steve Truluck.

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