WATCH: Rare Video of Dolphins Hunting a Shark
The amazing moment when a shark is stalked and hunted by a pod of dolphins has been captured by a drone hobbyist in a video clip. Sharks are usually right on the top of the food chain in the ocean. However in the footage, one can see the predator turning into a prey instead of preying on another.
The man behind the clip, Bruno Kataoka, used his drone camera to track dolphins chasing a juvenile shark. One can see the "false killer whale" species of dolphins trying to stalk and tire out the shark, so that they could prey on it. The event captured in the video took place in the waters near Sydney, off the coast of Cronulla.
The leader of the dolphin pod can be seen making a smooth attack by grabbing the shark's jaws and then dragging it deep down. Kataoka feels he was at the right place at the right time, and therefore was able to take such an incredible video.
The clip has taken the internet by storm and also excited marine experts. According to them, false killer whales cannot be seen often in spite of existing in large number deep in the sea. However, they are seen off the coast of Sydney during winter months.
The whale watching season starts in two weeks in Australia, and seeing the activity of the species, it seems enthusiastic spectators won't be disappointed. According to a report, more than 20,000 false killer whales, or humpback whales as they are also known as, are expected to be seen along the coastline. Whale enthusiasts need to be only ten kilometers from the Sydney coast to spot one.
Last month, in a reverse scenario, a Californian whale watcher had captured a remarkable video of a pod of dolphins escaping an ambush by killer whales in the Pacific Ocean's Monterey Bay area near California.