Dramatic Killer Whale Hunt offshore in Los Cabos

Whales Ecology Los Cabos Mexico

An orca (killer whale) hunts a dolphin off the coast of Los Cabos

A few weeks ago, our friends at Ocean Riders Los Cabos shared some incredible photos of migrant orcas cruising the coastline of Los Cabos. Visitors aboard Ocean Riders’ boats where treated to the once-in-a-lifetime sight of these magnificent hunters pursuing a pod of resident dolphins. The action-packed scene was rife with drama:

Los Cabos Mexico Ecology Orca Whales

Acrobatics in the waters of Los Cabos as an orca hunts a dolphin just offshore...will the dolphin get away!?

The orcas had some babies present—no doubt giving them an important hunting lesson.

There was a happy ending for Cabo’s resident dolphins this day, as the killer whales were unsuccessful in their hunt, cruising off into the horizon as they make their way north along the Pacific coast.

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Photos courtesy of Ocean Riders

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7 Responses to Dramatic Killer Whale Hunt offshore in Los Cabos

  1. I often wondered if they hunted whales (the calves) off Los Cabos too… crazy images.

    stay adventurous, Craig

  2. Wow! Incredible photos! Such beautiful animals.

  3. RumShopRyan says:

    Thanks for sharing these stunning images. Funny I should see this today. Just last night I had a dream about killer whales, except they were hunting me. Scary!


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