Killer Whales Attack “Monster” Great White Shark

A “monster” great white shark was hunted by a pod of killer whales in this amazing footage filmed recently off the coast of South Africa.

The amazing sighting was filmed by Donavan Smith during boat tour off Knysna, about 250 miles from Cape Town, South Africa.

Smith describes the shark as a “big, monster great white… half the size of the boat.”

In the footage, killer whales can be seen near the boat, occasionally coming to the surface. “It’s a shark they are hunting,” he says. “They eat sharks.”

He later adds: “They actually bite the tails off [of the great whites] from the back.”


Orcas are highly intelligent marine mammals, and they hunt in a highly-organized and strategic fashion. They’re called “killer whales” for a reason!

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