Seen & Heard
McBride traveled to Norway's fjords to photograph wild orcas for Smithsonian Magazine. He didn't just take pictures from a boat—he got to swim alongside the killer whales. McBride writes:
I never knew how powerful an orca’s sonar pulse could be until I got into the water and felt one reverberate deep in my chest, like the bass at a rock concert. The sensation was so weirdly moving I hooted through my snorkel, because when a six-ton orca swims directly at you and pings you with his echolocation device—trying to identify who and what is swimming in his Arctic hunting waters—you realize you are in a completely alien world.