Orcas don't really fuck with humans outside of captivity. He's probably just interested and taking a look
"Hey bro! Cool boat! Can I take a look?"
"Ok thanks, bye!"
Hmm, floaty thing sure does make a lot of noise. Also whats that smell?
I picture the orca saying this with an Australian accent for some reason.
That's just because it noticed the camera. They are smart enough to leave no evidence.
Never trust a killerwhale...
Serial Killer Whales
These statements are never reassuring to me. "ah they won't bother you"...how can anyone know that for sure?
There was a video recently of two orcas passing two kids in the water in Australia. They just slide right by and ignore them. The only times they've attacked humans in the wild is when they thought we were seals.
I read somewhere that orcas and dolophins use that clicking they do as a kind of sonography. And that they see similar organs like lungs etc. in humans, so they either interpret us as mutant versions of themselves (in the case of dolophins) or unfamiliar non-prey in the case of orcas.
That’s probably wrong though.
Well they can’t, however there have been no recorded deaths and only one recorded injury of Orca’s hurting people in the wild. The same can’t be said for most other apex predators that can kill a person without breaking a sweat.
they're smart enough to differentiate the movements of humans in water and other animals like seals. they know we don't taste very good to them.
On June 15, 1972, the hull of the 43-foot-long (13 m) wooden schooner Lucette was stove in by a pod of killer whales and sank approximately 200 miles (320 km) west of the Galapagos Islands. Dougal Robertson and his family of five escaped to an inflatable life raft and a solid-hull dinghy.
On September 9, 1972 Californian surfer Hans Kretschmer reported being bitten by an orca at Point Sur; most maintain that this remains the only fairly well-documented instance of a wild orca biting a human. His wounds required 100 stitches.
They eat seals though, which is probably what that kayak looked like to the orca. Good thing it didn't do what great whites do and took a bite first.
Considering they mainly see with sonar, a plastic kayak would look nothing like a seal
they're more than intelligent enough to differentiate between a seal and a kayak. they even can differentiate people and seals, it's why they don't attack us
I guess heart attacks in such situations don't count as fatalities from Orcas then.
Yeah, it's definitely curiosity. It'd still scare the crap outta me - Orcas are big!
“Hey buddy, just checking to see if you’re a seal. Carry on!”
Aren't they know for capsizing boats though?
Oh wow I guess my thalassophobia is all gone!
We did it, Reddit!
Why is this? Do they realize that we're not a part of their regular diet and so they don't try to eat us?
Yeah but not interacting with them normally would scare the shit out of someone.
I had a friend freak out when seeing a black bear camping. Those bears are as harmless as a strange dog.
That's fair. They can both eat you if they decide to, but rarely do. (I'm thinking larger dogs but it doesn't have to be a huge dog to cause you real problems. I suppose that's true of the bear too, ha.)
Yes, but why?
I'm not sure, because they easily could take ppl like this guy if they wanted. Orcas are really really smart, so maybe they recognize that we are too and we're not below them on the food chain
orcas aren’t known for fucking with humans in captivity either. there’s only a few instances (mostly accidents involving negligent people) compared to the thousands of yearly interactions, just like with wild orcas.
There are no known wild orca attack fatalities. The conditions every single one in captivity has been high stress environments for them.
They don't, but there is no real reason why an intelligent and inquisitive creature like that wouldn't decide to just fuck with a kayak and take a bite just for shits and giggles.
Orcas only fuck with humans if humans fucked with orcas.
I'm not talking about sex.
Imagine a humvee rolling up alongside you on the freeway and you look to see the .50cal on the roof pointed at you and the military dudes inside are shining their flashlights in your car and screaming. Does it matter to you at this point what "normally" happens? Because my pants would be fully loaded in either situation.
Id def say that was fucking with him.
Nah, they just don't leave anyone to tell the tale.
Yeah it's fine he's just a giant apex marine carnivore.
Yeah. I’d probably soil myself. But after calming down, that experience would be pretty awesome.
I almost pissed a little just watching that, sitting in my office chair.
Yup, i'm stuffing TP down my pants to soak up the mess I've made.
Me too, me too.
Soiled myself. You could plant a fookin garden in my pants.
Ey, Connor. Can’t wait to see you fight again.
Agreed. However if it was a blue whale it would probably definitely be a full heart attack.
I've been kayaking with dolphins jumping around me, and that was a bit of a shock...this would be ridiculous, the adrenaline would last for hours.
The experience of sitting in your own waste?
I freaking love Orcas, and this is amazing, and clearly curious, friendly behaviour... but yes, it scared the shit out of me also.
Pretty sure that is a juvenile based solely on the size. So most likely just curious.
Yeah I think you’re right; she’s probably about the size of the kayak - maybe a couple years old?
Though for Orcas their curiosity is basically answering the question, food or not food? So thats fun.
"Just so you know I could eat you if I wanted to. I don't tho. Later!"
Slight heart attack? Id be in such a way that the orca would be tryna give me cpr
There are dumb ass ways to die and there are pretty awesome ways to die. Being killed by an orca would definitely fall in the latter category.
Some dumb ways to die.
I didn't know they made a song!
Especially with video evidence. You'd go down in history as the first known killing of a human by a wild orca.
It would be pretty cool if someone asks how I died and the person goes "Orca got em."
Considering noones ever been killed by a wild orca before, you'd go down in the history books!
Well some guy died in SeaWorld tank because he hid until the park closed. Jumped into an orca pool and wasn't a good enough swimmer so he drowned and the orca was playing with the dudes body the next morning... awesome way to die, eh?
They don't usually eat humans. You are probably fine.
Those are fanous last words.
"This orca probably won't attack me"
gets attacked by orca
There have been no recorded attacks on humans in the wild. May be a few unrecorded though. You'd never know
Fine I may be; soiled I’d still be
Don’t think it’s a live stream
Indeed. They spit out the pieces.
I keep seeing “they don’t fuck with humans” and “they don’t eat people”
Still, fuck all of that. Seems pretty awesome but that’s a kayak full of fuck that
A "kayak full of fuck that" is now my favorite way to quantify anything awful. Thank you.
Lol glad I could help.
Shit like this triggers a very primal instinct in us. If I'm on that kayak, the adrenaline would be so high, I wouldn't be thinking about how there's no recorded orca killing in the wild. I wouldn't be thinking at all.
The only thing going through my head would be “So this is how it ends...”
The whale one did that to me yesterday. Holy shit. It just. Kept. Coming.
I wouldn't be so sure honestly. If they mistake you for a seal, you might be screwed.
"Excuse me sir, do you have a moment to talk about Cthulhu? Oh you're busy, alright have a nice dayyyy..."
The Book of Orca
I could be wrong but it looks like Nathan Pettigrew. Dude is amazing. [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm2jGV7NWdc3E0InYI4SbdQ]
Here it is my friend :)
Anyone know where this is? Orcas are my favorite animal and I'm dying to have this experience myself.
My guess is NZ
Orcas are the bros of the sea. They could 100% wreck your day if the thought crossed their mind, but all they ever want to do is come say hi and look at your ride. They’re also one of the most apexy apex predators on earth. They flip sharks upside down to induce tonic immobility. For fun. Nobody fucks with orcas. Seaworld did for a while, but they learned the sad way that they can be a bit psychotic when stressed. I’m glad they’re retiring the orcas, but it sucks that the ones that have lived there all their life are basically fucked in terms of ever being freed.
He passed the test, you don't wanna know what the orca version of "two for flinching" is.
What's not to love about Orcas?
They're wildly intelligent.
They don't fuck with humans, apparently. Which is great. In any sense.
They're dolphins AND part of the biggest and most effective predators on this planet.
and they're sadistic fucks, they kill for fun as well as for food.
...but that's exactly my favorite kind of animal
That second video holy shit
I don't have an actual fear of the ocean, and this was still terrifying. I'm aware that Orcas are incredibly intelligent and probably uninterested in eating me... but all it has to do is get curious.
Unbelievable that something so huge can be so nimble and graceful, that 90 degree turn directly under him without disturbing the kayak at all? Considering how much water the orca is displacing it's magnificent how they move so perfectly.
I would’ve shit my kayak if I would have seen that swimming towards me,
Yoo fuck that fuck that fuck that
I always wondered if sharks and whales/dolphins are aware of their dorsal fins, like do they always go down under Easter enough so they don’t touch the bottom side of a boat
Wow! What an experience! Once I stopped freaking out I would feel pretty delighted.
The orca is clearly curious, so it rolls on its side so it can get a better view of the kayak. I also had no idea they were that agile! That thing could turn on a dime!
I never think about how fast fish (and okay, certain mammals) swim in water. I know this is friendly/curious behavior, but damn he could hunt down the best swimmer.
Thought that was a big black torpedo at first
Looks like he/she is having a great time swimming, loving life!
I would have flailed and fell into the water and then I’d have gotten eaten because the instincts would have kicked for the killer whale when I did.
That guy just played the game "Seal/Not Seal".
It's more fun with orca than with sharks but it's still not my favorite game
They are reminding the human just where they fall on the food chain.
Kayaking with a 12,000 lb. obligate carnivore that has been known to kill and eat great white sharks in the wild...
...and yet they seem totally cool with humans. There is not a single documented case of wild orcas killing a human being. Not one.
Looks heavenly; that water is beautiful. Didn't know orcas could hang around New Zealand, I assumed the water would have been be too warm for them.
Every since I watched a clip on /r/WTF of an Orca grabbing a man off the beach (probably fake, I know) I have been terrified of them. I would love to see them, but preferably from a big boat.
there are no documented deaths from orcas in their natural surroundings. all of orca inflicted deaths are in captivity.
"HERE I COME TO KILL YOU!!!... ... Eheheheheheh gotcha!!!"
...he touched the butt.
How does stuff like this not happen, more often...?
Gifs aren’t playing from Imgur on my phone anymore. Anyone have a solution?
This would turn your pants brown so fast
It's like when a navy jet buzzes by a Cessna
Slight?!? I’d be dead.. hanging over the side .
Haven’t you seen the movie Orca? Smooth murderers
This is why I always wear brown pants when I kayak.
Maybe when it first approached, but I would've been jumping in as soon as I realized it was an orca to try to pet it.
Also, that water looks awesome.
That was amazing!!!! Saving for when I have a bad day and need something to look at!!
Where is this?? That place looks so fantastic!
I'm short of breath.
...has no weaknesses.
If the whale wanted you dead, you would be dead.
You got a police escort!
Orcas are awesome. They've been documented drowning great white sharks. That's literally a mammal drowning a fish.
Damn nature you scary!
Hey! Hey hey! I can show you where to go! Follow MEEEEEEEEEEE
such gorgeous animals
Many fucks were said that day....
Killer whales are awesome. Also for some reason just based on their looks, I get the feeling that they'd be really delicious.
Beautiful! Very cool and once in a lifetime experience.
Im planning on going kayaking in Washington and I hope to see some orcas. This video makes a little nervous, though. Seems like the orca could fuck me up in a kayak pretty easily.
Gave me a massive head rush...
You mean friendly whales
Where is this because I need this to happen to me.
Bro killer whales are scary as fuck. How they look i guess. Idk. Irrational fear maybe?
He just wanted to play bro. Wild orcas don't hurt people
That's really cool. Amazing stuff.
Much scarier than great whites IMO.
The speed of that Orca really freaks me out. It was there in seconds. A human in the water has no chance if one of those things happened to be confused...
On a side note, I don't usually frequent this sub on my computer... Since when did scrolling down cause the illusion of the water getting dark. I legit got a little freaked out and slowed down my scrolling... I guess I actually do belong to this sub.
Thank God Kayaks have that little hole in the back so you can wash your shit out afterwards.