Orca Whales Captured on Video by California Paddle Boarder

January 22, 2015 12:37 AM

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A group of five orca whales has been filmed by a California paddle boarder and the video provides enthralling glimpses of the whales swimming around, even directly under the board, off the coast of Laguna Beach. Rich German, an avid paddle boarder, posted the clip on January 14 on Facebook and it has been shared over 5,000 times. The video has also been featured by various news outlets.

The footage was taken in early January. Although German has encountered several types of whales over years during his paddle excursions, he witnessed orcas for the first time. At the beginning of the video German says “I always had a dream to see orcas.” On hearing that a pod of killer whales was p...

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