Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Video: Incredible Footage of a Pod of Orcas Killing and Eating a Tiger Shark

Killer whale pod hunts, kills and eats a tiger shark off Cocos Island Costa Rica
The following video was just posted and it shows a pod of six killer whales hunting and then feeding on a 2.5 meter (8.2 feet) tiger shark.

The video was posted by Edwar Herreño who is a freelance photographer/videographer based in Costa Rica. The video was shot off Cocos Island which is an island that is designated as a National Park off the southwest coast of Costa Rica

It would appear that Edwar was extending the camera underwater while on a boat so not all the footage is perfectly smooth. But it doesn't matter as this is some amazing footage and we are grateful that he posted it.

Edwar states in the description that, "After 20 years diving, 10 of them at Cocos Island; she gave me the most incredible experience so far at sea." He notes that watching the events unfold was unreal and adds that the experience "filled my tank for 20 more years."

The video is 2 1/2 minutes long and was posted by Edwar Herreño.

In 1997, some whale watchers captured video of a pod of orcas killing a great white which you can view here.