They say the downfall of every great fishing story is a witness.
But a group fishing off Greater Victoria – by Race Rocks, near the community of Sooke – managed to capture a Jan. 17 orca encounter on video.
The group thought the boat was being approached by a pod of porpoises but quickly realised it was a young orca – belly up.
With the boat already shut off, the men worked to pull fishing gear out of the water as a trio of young orcas playfully inspected the boat while the rest of their pod watched from a distance.
It wasn’t a great day for fishing but it’s sure to be one that won’t be forgotten.
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