This isn’t new footage but somehow we missed it. A drone pilot captured this insane footage of orca whales playing with a swimmer along the coast near Hahei Beach, New Zealand. Dylan Brayshaw shot the footy on the Coromandel Peninsula.
“I was watching a pod of orcas swimming up the beach,” he wrote. “I saw a swimmer swimming along shore directly towards them, at this point I asked my partner to get my mobile phone as I wasn’t sure what would happen and I may have to call for help. The orcas circled her and she got quite the fright. She then got out of the water as she was only 20 meters from shore. Some onlookers chatted to her about the experience and then to my surprise she got back into the water and swam back towards the pod, to I assume continue her training swim. I then launched the drone and filmed from a fair distance away making sure not to disturb the pod of orcas. What I witnessed was truly amazing.”