October 21, 2016
A pod of killer whales have killed and eaten a humpback and its calf, just metres from startled fishermen who captured the extraordinary moment on camera.
The incredible footage shows at least a dozen killer whales swarming around the carcasses of the huge animals as their blood and blubber spill into the water.
Crayfisherman Kevin Ostel took the remarkable video as he was sailing off the coast of Lancelin, north of Perth, in Western Australia.
The 10-metre long humpback and its young offspring are believed to have been drowned by the killer whales before tearing them apart.
Mr Ostel and his crew spotted a ‘commotion’ in the water before realising the disturbance was more than a dozen killer whales toying with two carcasses.
‘It must have just happened then that they killed the humpbacks as there was blood in the water,’ the fisherman told Daily Mail Australia.