Orca Stuns Stingray with Tail


Incredible footage captures the moment a killer whale stuns a stingray with a powerful tail-slap.

via Gfycat

The rare footage was filmed off the coast of Mexico. The stingray eventually died, but interestingly, was never eaten by the orcas.

Orcas are known to use this tail-slap technique to protect themselves from injury during the hunt. They are also known to “play” with their prey, including sightings of orcas throwing seals 80 feet into the air.

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In another incredible sighting, two orcas can be seen attacking and feeding on stingrays. The incredible footage was shot by a drone off the coast of North Island, New Zealand. Watch:

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