🇪🇨 Galápagos | Grand Finale
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We had just finished one of our final dives in the Galápagos and as we surfaced our guide was shouting “Orcas”...it took a few seconds for this to sink in, I couldn’t believe it! We hurried back into the zodiac and a couple minutes later we were cruising alongside a pod of Killer Whales...hunting a Mola Mola! We asked if we could get back in the water and dive with them but since they were on a hunt, our guides decided against it.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think this would be something I’d get to experience. It was incredible to witness the behaviour of the Killer Whales, as they trained their young to hunt. Such graceful creatures but menacing too as they toyed with the poor Mola Mola. My heart did break a little as the Mola Mola tried to use our boat to shelter itself but all we could do was watch and let nature take its course. Really it looked like the Killer Whales were playing a game of frisbee. There were also some suicidal seals joining in on the action!
We really must do all we can to protect our oceans and all the creatures in it that call it home. To think that we are responsible for endangering these beautiful creatures is a horrible thought indeed! We must act now and not be the reason they become extinct and just a beautiful memory.
p.s...since we couldn’t get back into the water, we couldn’t really see what we were filming, as you might be able to tell. Some of the footage is from my lovely dive buddy @flandes_victoria, thank you for sharing!