Video: killer whale attacks blue whale

Killer whale attacks are occasionally caught on film, but this may be the biggest prey ever recorded. In this video, a pod of as many as twenty five killer whales attacks a blue whale – the largest animal on the planet.

Nature is cruel and the film crew can only look on as the orcas take a large chunk out of the whale’s tail. They then use their numbers and body weight in an attempt to overwhelm and drown it. They coordinate their efforts by actually lying on top of the blue whale, trying to keep it submerged and prevent it from breathing.

The scene is captured by Bill Boyce and his crew while out filming for North American TV channel, the World Fishing Network, off the coast of San Quintin, Baja California.

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[Featured image courtesy of the NOAA Photo Library Flickr website.]

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