Killer Whale Catapults Seal 80 Feet Into Air

Orca Jump

Orcas are known for their love of acrobatics. Even if it means playing with their food!

Check out this spectacular footage of a huge killer whale using its tail to throw a seal high into the sky.

This was filmed by whale-watchers off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

It is still unclear why killer whales engage in this behavior. They may just be “playing with their food” as it were.

Or this could be a way for the adults to hone their skills for the when food is less abundant. Either way, it is a truly astonishing display.

According to researchers, this group of whales is apparently known as the T69s, with the lone male in the group being the one that killed the seal and continued to throw it in the air. His name is T69C, and he was born in 1995.

orca breach

This amazing footage is reminiscent of another video depicting an orca flinging a seal nearly 60 feet into the air.