Ready for her close-up! False killer whale grins for the camera
BY: INSIDE EDITION
False killer whales get their name because they are often mistaken for the predators - but this one is showing there's nothing deadly about her.
The creatures are actually part of the dolphin family, and not whales at all.
When a pod of false killer whales was spotted off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, researchers decided to get them on film.
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As the matriarch of the pod swam next to the boat and near the camera, she appeared to flash a big toothy grin.
The false killer whales are known to be in tropical waters like those around Hawaii.
Crew member Elizabeth Hartford told the Huffington Post: "Those smiles you see them make were a precursor to one of them trying to eat the camera."
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False killer whales are an endangered species and fascinating enough, their fossils were discovered before the live animals were ever observed in the wild.
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