There’s nothing more disconcerting than not knowing what’s below you. Apart from maybe KNOWING what’s below you!
This dude is paddle boarding and is lucky enough to catch on camera an encounter with an orca!
Absolutely awesome but very intimidating, especially when he nips at the back of his board
People have been fascinated by killer whales for decades and even centuries.
Due to the fact that they are an extremely family oriented species and are one of the only cetaceans known to consume other mammals (including large whales) many people have often wondered whether or not a killer whale can eat a person and if it would if it were given the opportunity to.
From our historical understanding of killer whales and the recorded experiences people have shared with these marine mammals we can safely assume that killer whales do not eat people.
In fact there have been no known cases of killer whale eating a human to our knowledge.
In many cases killer whales aren’t even considered a threat to most people.
There have however been several cases of killer whales in captive attacking their trainers, but in those cases the killer whale usually grabbed hold of the trainers limb or hair and pulled the trainer underwater, but they never tried to consume a person.
While these cases have happened they are rare and only a handful of aggressive attacks have been reported over the years.
Most of the attacks that trainers have faced left them with only minor cuts and bruises, although one of these attacks has led to a trainers death.
In addition to rare attacks the number of human fatalities that have been caused by killer whales in captivity is also quite rare, especially since new rules were put in place to limit the trainers direct exposure to killer whales both during training and at live shows.
These new rules are believed to prevent anymore fatalities and/or injuries from occurring in the future.