Watch: A Laguna Beach Paddleboarder Has a Close Encounter with a Pod of Killer Whales

by Owen James Burke

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Screenshot taken from SummerSky‘s youtube video

Paddleboarder Rich German was off the coast of Laguna Beach, California when he encountered a pod of the largest of the dolphin species The orcas, apex predators which have been known to prey on other dolphins, whales and even sharks, grew very curious about Mr. German, and began to pass beneath him as he captured the encounter on video. Not that they’re known for attacks on humans apart from a few isolated incidents (outside of SeaWorld, that is), but he must have felt a slight chill at about 1:46 in the video as the orca breached, heading right for him.

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Screenshot taken from SummerSky‘s youtube video

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