This incredible rare footage shows the moment a pod of orcas hunt down and kill a lone minke whale. The pod of six orcas, both young and adults, are seen chasing down and surrounding the minke whale, before tearing it apart. The video also captions the minke whale’s final heartwrenching gasps of pain as the orcas sink their teeth into it.
The deadly chase took place in the Avachinsky Gulf of the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of far-east Siberia. The wildlife photographer Mike Korostelev was out filming the whales for the Russian Orca project, when he spotted the animals beginning their hunt.
‘It was incredible to see the hunt they’re quite rare to see. Usually we see other orcas who feed on fish, but never on a whale.
He says he was thrilled to not only have seen this unusual happening, but to have caught it on camera too.
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