Pod Of Orcas Hunt Down Tiger Shark

Never before filmed on camera?

Believed to be the first time ever that such an incident has been recorded on camera, this pod of Orcas work together to take down a Tiger Shark off the coast of Costa Rica.

Massive thanks to underwater photographer Caroline Power and British marine biologist Nicholas Bach for bringing us this footage!

It shows three killer whales working as a team to force the panicked shark to the surface, wearing it down and taking opportunistic bites at its fins. Eventually, a large bull moves in to deliver the death blow while flipping the shark onto its back in the process – which induces a state of paralysis known as tonic immobility. The pod then takes turns at eating and stripping the seven-foot shark down to its bare bones before disappearing back into the ocean. The attack took place at Chatham Bay on Cocos Island, Costa Rica, on September 8.

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