The sea is cruel and unforgiving, especially if you’re not high up on the food chain. Recently, an innocent harbour seal learned this the hard way when an orca whale straight up punted him 80 feet up into the air with its tail. After watching this video, you’ll undoubtedly agree that orcas, which may be more commonly known as Killer Whales, are entirely deserving of their name.
According to the video’s YouTube description, the footage below was taken on a whale watching tour which notes that “all aerial images were filmed from a safe distance under the guidance of Transport Canada and the Department of Fisheries & Oceans.”
“Transient whales typically use their tails to stun their prey,” the National Post adds, “but seldom in such a spectacular fashion.”