Badass mother whale fights off orcas attacking her calf
A mother gray whale managed to successfully defend her calf from a pod of hungry orcas in Monterey Bay, California on Sunday.
In the aerial clip, a pod of orcas can be seen attacking a small calf that’s swimming alongside its mother. But the momma whale is having none of it. Using its tail, the mother whale fights back against the orcas, staying with its young for the hour-long attack.
“The gray whale mom took her calf and swam very fast to the beach shoreline and saved her calf,” Nancy Black of Monterey Bay Whale Watch told KSBW.
The calf was injured in the fight, but Black said it did survive. However, this pod of orcas has become notorious for hunting gray whale calves this year, racking up five documented attacks since April 19.
They don’t call them killer whales for nothing.