Imagine: moving through the water with a beautiful killer whale beside you. One that you've loved, trained, worked with for years . . .
But now, the black and white creature is showing her wild nature . . . a nature that has been tamed--to a degree. A nature that has been altered--in a minor way, so that she obeys commands and shows off and stuns crowds with her performance. Still, a wild nature.
with your waist clamped between its jaws, you have minutes or seconds before you're dead . . . what are you thinking?
I'm fascinated with animals. Wild or tame, most of them have a loneness, a dignity about them that commands attention. They are creatures that are beautiful. But wild. And dangerous.
A few tidbits about killer whales:
- There's some research that says due to the killer whales superior brain power, pitted against the great white shark, they'll come out on top. How? Not my strength or size, for sure. But by flipping the whale over, who promptly goes into a trance and is at the mercy of the killer whale.