The Punta Norte tourist nature reserve is located in the San Matías Gulf, northeast of the Valdés Peninsula. Here is the only continental roost for elephant seals. The reserve is one of the sites where the intentional stranding of killer whales occurs to feed on sea lion pups.
Although it is possible to spot Orcas in the Valdés Peninsula from the winter between the months of February to May, the possibility of seeing Orcas in the Lobería de Punta Norte increases considerably, this is because the sea lion pups have already been born.
The orcas of Península Valdés have developed a unique hunting technique known as “intentional stranding,” whereby the killer whales intentionally strand on the beach to capture baby sea lions and, eventually, elephant seals, their favorite prey. The high tide is the one that marks the probable time of attack of the killer whales.