Featured Animals Big Animal

Beached Orcas and a Happy Ending

by

Orcas are highly intelligent and devastating predators, but even so, they do occasionally screw up.

Filmed by Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, these orcas beached themselves while they were hunting for seals. These orcas  hunt right up onto a sandbar to get seals. Most often, they’re carried back out to deeper water when the next wave comes in, but occasionally they get stranded for longer periods of time  – especially if the tide goes out.

These orcas were monitored during the low tide that stranded them on a sandbar, and if you watch the video you’ll hear them even responding to the people that speak to them.

Eventually, the tide came back in and allowed the orcas to safely get back out to sea.

Have something to add to this post? Share it in the comments.

Scuba Diver Life videos

Blue Whale: Largest Animal EVER! [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E10) | SZtv

The biggest animal on Earth, and the folks at Scubazoo got a glimpse of one in Timor-Leste! And if they’re lucky, they get to swim alongside one.

by

Follow Me in Egypt

Be transported to another world and see a little of life topside and below the blue line.

by

Crocodile Caller [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E09) | SZtv

Some indigenous elders on Timor Leste revere and communicate with crocs, they are known as the croc callers.

by

Discovering Dive Sites [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E08) | SZtv

This crew of explorers are on a mission to map the uncharted coastline of Oé-Cusse, one dive site at a time.

by

Diving into the Unknown [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E07) | SZtv

by

Sperm Whale: Largest Predator on the Planet [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E06) | SZtv

Bertie ventures into the waters off Dili, Timor-Leste to try and encounter a real life Moby Dick!

by

Whale and Dolphin Superhighway [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E05) | SZtv

Blue whales, sperm whales, orcas, dolphins and more this narrow channel is most definitely a whale and dolphin superhighway!

by

Wawata Topu: Mermaids of Timor-Leste [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E04) | SZtv

Taking to the ocean to collect clams, shells and to spear reef fish, a team of ladies are challenging stereotypes.

by