Guy in paddle board has a close encounter with an orca!

A New Zealand man films a close encounter with an orca while paddleboarding. Luke Reilly said he was a little nervous but continued filming the killer whale which popped up off the coast of Whitianga on the Coromandel peninsula. “Someone said there’s some orcas down the beach so I chucked the GoPro in my pocket because I had it surfing,’ the 27-year-old told New Zealand’s TV 3, adding he didn’t think he’d get anything


Despite their nickname “killer whales”, orcas have been documented to kill humans only in captivity due to high amounts of stress, in fact, they tend to be quite friendly and curious when meeting humans in the wild.



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