Must watch: Killer whales feast on shark

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News Desk December 17, 2016
PHOTO: REUTERS

Everyone knows about orcas, the adorable star performers at marine wildlife shows.

But, recent footage shared by a photographer on his Facebook page offers a stark reminder of why they are called killer whales in the first place.

The footage shows a pod of killer whales feasting on a shark off the coast of California. The episode was captured by photographer Slater Moore during a recent tour with the Monterey Bay Whale Watch.

“We saw about 25 individuals and I was even able to get footage of them feeding on a Sevengill Shark with the drone," Moore said.

The killer whale, actually a type of dolphin, is often mistaken as a whale species. They have a diverse diet ranging from fishes to marine mammals such as dolphins and seals and are considered apex predators of the water world.

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