Rich German, a California-based paddle boarder and a dolphin and whale enthusiast, says he used to dream of getting a close look at orcas. Recently his dream turned into reality when a pod of five orcas swam around German while he was standing on his paddle board off Laguna Beach, California.
German said he closely observed graceful sea animals, from dolphins to blue whales. He said the sea animals are sometimes called ‘killer whales’, but they were ‘friendly and interactive’. He posted a video of the encounter online and it has received over 290,000 hits since then.