Rodney Bursiel Photography

The Killer


Have you ever had a moment that not only changed your life but transformed your very soul? My adventure in the waters off the Socorro Islands brought me to this experience.

I booked this trip hoping to have a humpback whale encounter. Not only did we dive with a mama, her baby and her escort, but we also witnessed the struggle of nature when two transient orcas arrived on the scene. The life-changing moment that I will never forget was watching the orcas work their way in between mother and baby whale so they could feast on the young calf. While this is no doubt part of the circle of life, it was heart wrenching for me.

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Printing: 12”x18” is printed on metallic paper. Larger sizes are printed on metal.
Framing: 12”x18” is unframed. 24”x36”, 36”x54” and 40”x60” are mounted in a wood float frame. 48”x72” is mounted on an inset frame.
Shipping: Shipping rates are valid for the 48 contiguous United States.
Choose “Quoted Separately” for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii or any location outside of the US. Shipping costs will be calculated after you place your order and you will be contacted to pay for shipping separately.
48”x72” prints require special handling which is quoted by the shipper at the time your order is placed.


All artwork is offered as a limited edition. Rodney carefully selects each image and chooses a number of prints to make available for each image. This edition size is shared across all prints of an image. For example, if an edition is set at 25 prints there will never be more than 25 prints of that image (regardless of print size) so each individual work will retain its value over time.


As with most fine art, as an edition sells the prices increase. Later images in an edition will be priced higher.

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Size Options

12×18, 24×36, 36×54, 40×60, 48×72


Ground, 2-Day, Quoted Separately